pregnancy and parenthood

I never wanted to, but I became a cloth mama

One of the most popular questions I get as a new mommy is how I like cloth diapering.  A year ago, I was putting my baby registry together not even considering reusable diapers. I was dead-set against the thought of having to wash any kind of poopy diaper. Now, I am typing this while listening to… Continue reading I never wanted to, but I became a cloth mama

Love and Marriage · pregnancy and parenthood

Parenthood = fun?

When it comes to having kids, we usually hear a whole string of warnings that paint a bleak picture. "Oh, but don't you want to travel more first?" "You'll never sleep again!" "Don't lose yourself." "Make sure you get that babysitter so your marriage doesn't fall apart!"  Clearly these cautionary pieces of advice weren't effective in stopping me from… Continue reading Parenthood = fun?

pregnancy and parenthood

On Parenthood: five months old

This month has felt like the biggest leap yet.  He smiles over the simplest things, giggles, holds toys, grabs and turns the pages of books, turns and looks for us - lighting up and squealing with joy when our eyes meet. He loves music, conversations and being "thrown" up into the air. He is enthralled with screens (oh boy), and… Continue reading On Parenthood: five months old

pregnancy and parenthood

Maybe being a super mom has nothing to do with how much I can do, but how hard I can love

It hit me this afternoon as I was wishing for an extra set of hands and more hours in the day - I have been approaching motherhood backwards. My baby is teething and clinging to me as I'm googling "heat rash" and "skin rashes in baby fat rolls" while wondering where my lukewarm coffee went. Ah yes,… Continue reading Maybe being a super mom has nothing to do with how much I can do, but how hard I can love