Motherhood is wonderful. I love spending time with my kids and watching them grow up. But it is also lonely. Most days I only have the kids around me to talk to all day. And 5-year-olds are only so good at holding conversations. But even more than that we are really busy. Between work, and… Continue reading Community Spirit
I always meet the new year with a significant amount of excitement and let-down. As it approaches, I tend to see the new year as a big deal. It is the start of something new. A new beginning. A chance to try again. That idea is exciting, possibly even life-changing. I get very hyped-up about… Continue reading Ring In The New Year
In continuing a theme, of things we don’t talk about as mothers. I want to take a second to talk about postpartum depression (PPD). With my first two babies, I didn’t have PPD, I have pregnancy depression. Pregnancy depression is awful. It makes it hard to get excited about the baby and hard to do… Continue reading The long journey of postpartum depression
I typically stay away from controversial topics online. This isn’t because I don’t have strong feelings about them, because I do. I stay away from these topics because I am tired, and busy, and I don’t have time or desire to argue. With that said, I want to take a second to discuss a very… Continue reading The Vaccine Debate
When I pull out a bottle of formula, I feel eyes on me from other parents. When I see all those cute pictures of breastfeeding babies, I get a little bit jealous (and a large amount of guilt). Both of the older girls were bottle fed with breast milk, at least for 3 months before… Continue reading Sometimes Breast is Not Best, and That’s OK
I started having regular contractions at week 21, so when they started getting stronger and more consistent at week 30, 31, 32 I was expecting baby to be born any time. As week 38, 39, 40 rolled around I was over being pregnant. I was having contractions at least once a day that were 3… Continue reading The Birth of Opal Octavia
As many of you know I have been suffering from lots of contractions this pregnancy. So far they are just annoying and not producing labor. But they are very painful and very exhausting. And to try to combat them I have spent a lot of time in bed. Because of this my girls have… Continue reading What makes you a good mom?