I have been playing with the idea of going to see a medium ever since I was pregnant with my second visiting my good friend in San Francisco. We happened to go into a “really cool store” that she liked, and while we were there, I saw the man who ran the store. I immediately … More Finding peace where I least expected it
I hated middle school. I had a group of friends whom I thought were close to me. But then, one day in 7th grade, I got a note in my locker which was the same words, over and over again, that showed me I was out. Done. Finished. They ignored me to my face, refused … More Breaking into the “mom friend” circle
I figured out one of the primary reasons why women shouldn’t be ALLOWED to go to back to work too early after giving birth. Not only are we exhausted, but our brains are not working well beyond the care of our child. Case en point. I decide to go to Costco on my way to … More A true mom moment
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?
This was a text I received from a friend this morning. It was in response to me letting her know I began the weaning process. And she is 110% correct. I am not that far into breastfeeding – my infant turns 7 weeks soon. My other two kids were closer to 4 months or more, … More Breastfeeding is no joke.
So I am reaching what I believe to be the halfway point of my maternity leave. And I am falling deeper into a depression about it. I thought I’d be bored or annoyed by crying and or feeling like I am not getting anything done, but instead, I am loving it. This is vastly different … More Halfway point
What is it about having a newborn that everyone tells you that they hope you are “getting some rest”? I have heard it a few times today already, and that was just today. While I appreciate the sentiment (ok, maybe I honestly don’t), it’s actually something that stresses me out even more than having a … More Rest is for the weary, not the new mom.
I haven’t had one in a long time. A day for just me, that I can do whatever I want to just have a day to say that I can do whatever I want, but maybe not do anything at all. I didn’t know it was going to happen because my husband’s original plan was … More A True Mom Day
I had my first big meltdown of this pregnancy yesterday. Yes, I am almost 8 months pregnant, so I am just as surprised as you that I haven’t cracked sooner. Honestly, this has been the easiest pregnancy ever – I apologize to those of you who have had tougher pregnancy, but I’ve been there with … More I am not a perfect mom, and now I have proof.
I am on a trip for a conference in Denver. I was super excited to go, and a little nervous being 7 months pregnant. But, after the okay from the doctor, here I am. And although I am this far along, I am constantly surprised (and not in a good way) about how I have … More Chivalry is Dead And Gone.