On Parenthood: 10 months old

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

The one warning that we should be giving to expectant mothers

Thanks to Facebook’s “On This Day,” feature, I saw a blog I had written on this day one year ago countering all the negative warnings that people innocently give to expectant mothers, as if we are doomed for a life of “never agains.”  Continue reading “The one warning that we should be giving to expectant mothers”

Why I would never protest a peaceful protest

The Women’s March rallied more than one million people at hundreds of rallies – women and men of all walks of life, varying political beliefs – all coming together under one of the core principles of the First Amendment: the right to join with fellow citizens in peaceful assembly. Zero arrests were made because it was just that, a peaceful protest. Continue reading “Why I would never protest a peaceful protest”

On Parenthood: 9 months 

Nine months is a time that makes up for all the sleep-deprived newborn days. He is giving so much love and joy to us; we’re just trying to soak it all in before this phase passes as quickly as it came.  Continue reading “On Parenthood: 9 months “

The one-liner that I vow to stop saying to expectant mothers

Before crossing from expectant mother to new mother, I was busy working on my birth plan. Yet, many mamas often told me some form of “Forget your birth plan. Honey, you can’t plan your labor. You’ll just be upset when things don’t go according to plan.”  I understood that. But I also didn’t find that to be a productive comment. I wanted to go into labor … Continue reading The one-liner that I vow to stop saying to expectant mothers

Accountability in Motherhood

Lately I’ve been gripping to a theme of accountability – something that has been either extremely easy or incredibly challenging since becoming a mother. I’m accountable to keep my baby healthy and happy, and the work to do that is on auto-pilot at this point. But I’m also accountable to my health and happiness, which is a never-ending challenge.  Continue reading “Accountability in Motherhood”

2017: gracefully exiting survival mode

As I head into the new year, I’m working on a “less is more” resolution, and I’m surprised just how much of this can apply to my motherhood journey in particular.

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