Most of the time these comments and questions are well-intended, but poorly phrased. *Also published on HuffPost Parents Wow! Was your pregnancy planned? Both my husband and I were surprised by how frequently this question came up. Neither of us hesitate to share, but it is certainly a personal discussion. What if the couple was not planning… Continue reading How you’re offending pregnant couples without meaning to
Millennials get poked fun for all kinds of stereotypes: selfish, spoiled, and needy in the workplace. We don’t understand loyalty or dedication because we’re not as willing as the baby boomers to spend our entire careers with one company, and we come from cradled childhoods that make us lazy and entitled. We’re a bunch of robots glued to our… Continue reading Two of the biggest complaints about millennials and why they are false
It is easy to focus on the excitement and glow of being pregnant. It's an incredible journey; that is until you get pregnant and discover some of the ugly truths about pregnancy that women don't always talk about. These are the top things that have taken me by surprise since getting pregnant, and surely, this list may grow in the remaining 5 months.
Since announcing our move to Maryland, coupled with the big reveal that we're expecting a baby in April, one of the most common responses I get is, "Wow that's a lot of change! New city, new baby! And what's your next job lead?" I repeat, "Mother!"
It's innocent, comical ignorance at its best. Here are the most frequent and ridiculous questions my friends back on the Mainland ask me about Oahu. Hopefully this can save others embarrassment in the future! Spread awareness!
It dawned on me that this past week marks the two-year milestone of when my husband showed up to my office and proposed with a full-page ad in the newspaper I wrote for. One wedding, honeymoon, and deployment later, and two years is not that long in the scheme of things, but it has been enough time to change my perspective on a few things that I didn't know then, but I do now:
When I first broke the news to my family and friends that I was moving to Hawaii, the reaction was consistent: "You're going to paradise? Your life is a dream!" It's a totally understandable reaction. And yes, I would giggle with excitement at the hope of pursuing all my biggest dreams in a place truly portrayed as… Continue reading 5 things I will miss most about Hawaii
When you marry into the military as I did, change becomes a consistency. Factor into this a post-deployment baby boom and the dreaded acronym PCS, and here we are moving across country while pregnant!