pregnancy and parenthood

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

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

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When motherhood is re-born

I remember thinking that moms of multiples must have it all figured out. I envied their wisdom and experience and couldn't wait to overcome that initial learning curve marked by being a first-time mom.  But here I am, mustering what little energy I have to spare to get through the first trimester all over again, with as… Continue reading When motherhood is re-born

Love and Marriage

What I’ve learned in three years of marriage

Three years - that's it? As we looked at our approaching anniversary date, we thought this year's celebration would be a higher number. Having a kid definitely catalyzes your relationship; It feels like we've been tied together far longer, but I suppose this feeling isn't a bad one. We're used to marriage by now. We have graduated the honeymoon… Continue reading What I’ve learned in three years of marriage

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Most of us are incredible parents, but we’d never know it

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. I joined one of the hundreds of Facebook group on co-sleeping many months ago, hoping to find it a resourceful place as bedsharing mama myself. Immediately upon joining, my heart broke for… Continue reading Most of us are incredible parents, but we’d never know it

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How happiness changes as I get older

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… Continue reading How happiness changes as I get older

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12 things I’ve learned in my baby’s first year

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… Continue reading 12 things I’ve learned in my baby’s first year