We know the feeling. As mothers, we constantly put others first. Regardless of how shitty we feel or how much we just want to lay down and take a nap, we plug on, move forward, and continue to make others happy. I am always doing this. It’s not a bad thing. I obviously wouldn’t have … More Speaking up, getting what mommy needs
And so I have found myself at my last day of maternity leave. I am beside myself. I don’t know what to do first. I felt bad, too, because I was so upset that I took it out on my husband this morning. I normally don’t see him mornings because if the baby wakes up … More The last day
Do you ever have those days? The ones where your kid just gets under your skin, and you can’t pinpoint exactly why? I had one of those. They wouldn’t. Stop. Moving. The new thing that entertains both of my kids is making tents and forts out of blankets and their small couches. It does keep … More My kid was so bleeping annoying today.
So I have been struggling with the fact that I go back in less than two weeks to work. I don’t want this time to end. I am afraid of missing something, and knowing that this is my last baby makes it even harder. Ok, I didn’t ask for more time from my OB. I … More Too little, too late
Everything. After going to my six-week check-up, my doctor didn’t offer me any more time. And even before I had the baby, she informed me that by medical standards, they can’t guarantee any more than six weeks for regular delivery and eight weeks for a c-section. Seriously?? That is enough time to recuperate physically AND … More What is wrong with maternity leave in America?
I have been home with the kids for the past week and half. And we have all of August together. Believe me, I am so thankful that my job allows this to happen, because otherwise, I don’t know how we could afford childcare for this time frame. But believe me, it only solidifies why I … More Why I can never be a SAHM (and why I give them SOOOO much credit)
We are trying for #3. And I just took another pregnancy test and it was negative. A big digital “no” with a negative sign was on the screen. I sort of already knew, because nothing was happening (and I have been taking pregnancy tests every week to be sure), but there is always that glimmer … More I can feel myself slipping again
The other day, I had to run into the library to pick up a reserved item. I had a choice: bring my kids in for the few seconds it would take to pick up my item or leave them, locked in the car for those same few seconds. If I took them with me, it … More Cracking the car window?
I get these surges of energy with everything in my life. It includes working out, where I truly believe that I am going to keep with it this time. Hence why we have a two thousand dollar elliptical machine in our basement that is collecting dust. I also get into reading at random times, which … More On the upside of the roller coaster
As I raced home today after work, meetings, wrapping up some individual projects, then picking up the kids from daycare, I felt I lost so much time. I can usually get out of work at a reasonable hour, pick up the kids, spend some quality time before dinner and then feel relaxed by the time … More Time: friend or foe?