Mamacravings began 3 years ago as a voice of a young mama with a toddler. At that time, we were knee deep in potty-training. So much of my jump into blogging was the need to know that I wasn’t alone in this cherished, insane, beautiful, exhausting world of mama-hood.

A lot has happened in those 3 years. My curly-headed toddler is now looking forward to beginning kindergarten. He is bright, inquisitive, silly and joyful. As much as I’m not ready to send my baby to “big school”, I am so very proud of him and so honored that he calls me “mama”.

Eli 5 Birthday 6


I have finally found my footing as a gentle and attachment parent and now coach other mamas as we wade this mama journey together.

The blog evolved from its focus on parenting to our opening up on recurrent miscarriages and on infertility. My months and months of fertility treatments are even chronicled on mamacravings. RecentlyΒ we made a wonderfully exciting announcement that we are adopting!

Thank you for taking the time to dive into our cravings! If you have any questions about parenting coaching, feel free to email me at casiortiz@gmail.com. I will be glad to assist you.

Please visit Hopeful Piggy-Bank to learn more about the Ortiz family adoption.


a glimpse back at the year mamacravings began


Wishing you all that you crave,



99 thoughts on “About

  1. RJ says:

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I look forward to reading about your cravings!

  2. golfparents says:

    Thank you for stopping by and following our blog… i’m learning a lot just by visiting yours… great job!

  3. I’m a little late in stopping by, but better late than never, right? Thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

  4. Oster's Mom says:

    Hi! I nominated you for The Sunshine award. I love reading your posts as I always find them to be a breath of fresh air. Please see my post at http://discoveranddevour.com/2012/04/20/the-sunshine-award/

  5. Xara says:

    Thank you for reading my post and subscribing to the blog!

  6. boomiebol says:

    Hello fellow blogger, I have nominated you for the sunshine award. Please check out my website http://www.boomiebol.wordpress.com for instructions on how to accept. Thanks for your continued support, and amazing work. Keep it up and have a lovely weekend.
    Boomie Bol

  7. Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog and following it. Hopefully, we’ll have mommy stories to share and help one another out.

  8. Oster's Mom says:

    Hi. I’ve just passed on the Mrs. Sparlky’s Ten Commandments Award to you. I really enjoy reading your posts and wanted to share your site with others. See http://discoveranddevour.com/2012/05/27/mrs-sparklys-ten-commandments-award/

  9. I am nominating you for the Liebster Blogger Award. Thanks for sharing your journey. Gail

  10. I love your site and the voice of your writing! Because of this, I nominated you for the Tell Me About Yourself award!
    check it out:

  11. AJ's Mom says:

    I really love reading your posts. Thank you very much for visiting mine and following my blog.

    AJ’s Mom.=)

  12. AJ's Mom says:

    Hi there, AJ’s Mom here. Just wanted you to know that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Details of this at my blog: http://wp.me/p2nm8L-p6 Thank you!

  13. Hello πŸ™‚ I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award πŸ˜‰ See here for details. Cheers! http://grapesgripesandgratitude.com/2012/07/29/one-lovely-blog-award/

  14. Cashmama2010 says:

    Thanks for coming on over to my little blog and liking it πŸ™‚

  15. baywifey270 says:

    Hi! I nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. I really enjoy your posts. Keep up the awesome work, and I’ll keep reading. πŸ™‚ Here’s the link to your award nomination: http://twohundredseventy.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/one-lovely-blog-award/
    Thanks for sharing your adventures in mommy hood!

  16. bequoted says:

    Thank you for stopping by! I certainly appreciate iy.

  17. http://bohoheart.com/2012/11/19/1046/ Nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

  18. ambercease says:

    Thanks for taking the time to find me at mommainbloom.wordpress.com! It has helped me find your blog, and I can’t wait to read it! Hope you continue to find what I have to share interesting! πŸ™‚

  19. BB says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog breathewriteblog.wordpress.com We moms need to stick together. I love your blog it helps me remember the old times- now that I’m in the “terrible teens”!

  20. fiammisday says:

    Lovely blog….I’m following you..a big kiss from Florence!!!

  21. megangahan says:

    thanks so much for all your support on my posts! your blog is such a pleasure to read. you capture motherhood beautifully, and remind me to cherish each moment we get with our little boys πŸ™‚

  22. MommyVerbs says:

    I’ve just nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thanks for inspiring me!

  23. momsasaurus says:

    Thanks for the like on Momsasaurus! You’ve got an awesome blog going here – love the idea of a place for support for other moms. I’ll be checking back often!

  24. keladelaide says:

    Thanks for coming over to my blog post. I hope you’ll visit again soon as I will yours.

  25. Scott Sappenfield says:

    Hey, you’re on twitter too, found you! :>

  26. Thanks for following!

  27. makingitthroughmonday says:

    Just wanted to let you I gave a nomination for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check It out here…

    Thanks for writing and continuing to motivate me every day!
    -Making It Through Monday Mum

  28. Dida says:


    I’ve given you a blog award because I really like your blog!

    xx Dida

  29. Jennifer Butler Basile says:


    Another nomination for you! Your soul is so life-affirming – as is your outlook and words.

  30. Leya says:

    Thank you so much for the follow! Being a mama is my greatest task, opportunity and happiness in life – also the greatest heart ache.

  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the visit πŸ™‚

  32. Thanks for the like on my recent post, and thank you for having an encouraging blog for moms. We need them! πŸ˜‰

  33. Thanks for the follow as well! πŸ˜‰ I look forward to following yours, too!

  34. Genis says:

    Thx for visiting and the like on my poor little fishy blog entry. You have a lovely little boy. Family life is not only important, but brings so much joy as well. We have two boys (36&35 years old), Sissy (the only girl) and Genis – the most important member of our family! Children are such a blessing.

  35. choff777 says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Yours is lovely and I look forward to discovering it.

  36. Wendy says:

    G’day Mama,
    Unexpectedly I finding myself overseas with limited PC time, means it being what it is πŸ™‚ … do I post, read or comment? … albeit I do thank you for your visit and like, both very much appreciated, once I return to Aus I will start doing the rounds to catch upon everyone’s page

  37. Hi mama,thanks for visiting my new blog.Your blog is great and i will visit this blog more often.It looks very inspiring.Best wishes for you.

  38. Ina Library says:

    So happy I found your blog, Casi! Can’t wait to read more of your adventures with your sweet boy!

  39. […] 3: Casi at Mamma cravings. […]

  40. Thank you for checking out my blog! I look forward to reading more about these “mama cravings” and hope to become a mama myself sometime soon πŸ™‚

  41. Beautiful Blog! Looking forward for indulging into your side of parenting cravings..

  42. You have some great post! Thank you for sharing your truths and journey. I’m looking forward to reading more. I appreciate you stopping by my blog,You Are Full Of It and following. It’s funny after reading many bloggers, how much a like than different a lot of us are! We are all just trying to make it in this world and it’s comforting knowing others are right where you are or have been 😊

  43. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for visiting The Comfortable Coop. I haven’t yet had time to really get into your blogs but I wanted to say your son is adorable!

  44. Thank’s for stopping by my blog! Just remember as parents, we are all in this together.

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