I’ve never had to be so opinionated until I became a mother; and at the same time, I’ve never encountered so little tolerance or empathy.
On the list of offensive comments new moms are used to hearing, most of them stay on the offensive list. But there’s one that has taken on a whole new meaning – in a good way – as we ring in my baby’s first birthday. Continue reading “Take – not get – your body back, moms”
In between slicing mangoes and toasting waffles – while making sure our collie isn’t stealing our labradoodle’s food like he always tries when I’m looking away – I overhear on the morning news that it’s International Happiness Day! My mind races to so many different thoughts on happiness. My baby boy is starting to whine out of impatience for the mangoes, and my dogs are … Continue reading How happiness changes as I get older
Month 1: Meal trains are everything, and Earth Angel New Mama Bottom Spray comes straight from the heavens (via Amazon Prime). Also, Amazon Prime is worth every penny, since getting out of the house with a newborn is a two-hour performance that results in six hours of subsequent exhaustion. Month 2: The fourth trimester is the most ironic time of your life, being both brutal and magical … Continue reading 12 things I’ve learned in my baby’s first year
About half of mothers will be breastfeeding in our country by six months postpartum, and only one-third will still be nursing by 12 months. This is far below the WHO’s recommendation that moms nurse their babies through the first two years at minimum.
I’ll admit, those recent statistics – based off the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card – shocked me. I’m approaching my one-year goal of nursing, and as normal as it is in my circle to breastfeed, it was awakening to learn that I’m now standing alongside a minority of moms who are nursing into the second year. Continue reading “How I feel about breastfeeding one year later”
Our little man is as sweet, animated and mischievous as ever. This past month has been one exhausting game of chase, keeping up with his innocent curiosity and newly-acquired mobility. He has picked up some serious speed! Continue reading “On Parenthood: 11 months “
We’re officially on the move! What started as scooting, reaching and shuffling is now full-steam-ahead crawling and pulling up to stand on everything. Stair gates are installed, as well as a few other baby proofing hacks around the house. He has FINALLY discovered how to roll from tummy to back, and vice versa – which has led to him becoming a tummy sleeper. We’ve had challenging … Continue reading On Parenthood: 10 months old