A letter to my daughter before we meet

“You’re having a healthy baby girl!”

These words took me by sweet surprise as I had been anticipating another boy. Up until now, that’s all I’ve ever known as I’m surrounded by two boy dogs, your big brother and daddy. I’ve been rocking the boy mom gig in a typical boy house.

And while it doesn’t matter at the end of the day whether I’m a boy mom or a girl mom – because raising decent humans is really the blessing here – there are certain things that I will share with you that will be unique to us as mother and daughter. Continue reading “A letter to my daughter before we meet”

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What I’m doing differently as an expectant second-time mom

The biggest lesson learned from my first born was that planning is mostly good for purposes of being informed of my options and not actually good for purposes of sticking to any one particular way. But there are a few goals I have going into this wild and miraculous adventure of pregnancy, childbirth and recovery the second time around.  Continue reading “What I’m doing differently as an expectant second-time mom”

A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom

I’m so often asked, “How was your day?” Or, “What do you do all day?”  I never know  how to answer it because I don’t know where to begin or how to find words that do justice to how big the smallest tasks end up being. So, I took little mental notes throughout my day and strung them together to give a very unfiltered answer. Continue reading “A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom”