As parents, we are constantly trying to protect our kids from everything in the world that will hurt them. We buckle them and double-check their seatbelts are on correctly. We make sure they have helmets on when they are riding bikes. We teach them how to look both ways before they cross the street. We … More When safe isn’t safe enough
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
I am just too fucking tired. I have had a long day (week, month, quarter) and I just can’t even think about taking my clothes off for more than getting into comfy clothes and passing out, face-down in my bed. I’m sorry, but it’s just NOT happening. I’ve reached the point of no return. We … More 8 reasons why I won’t have sex with you tonight.
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
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?
We have it figured out. After breastfeeding for six weeks and several poop samples later, my youngest has been diagnosed with a milk and/or soy allergy. They had a 50/50 shot at having it, and we knew it. Our other two kiddos had it, and both my husband and I had milk allergies as babies. We … More Finally, an answer
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
Don’t let the title fool you. I am all for birth control. I have been on it since I was 18. But after going through depression, post partum, two kids, and lots of work stressors, the chemical imbalances kept coming. I never put two and two together until now that it could be the Pill. … More Why being off the Pill has made me a better mom
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