pregnancy and parenthood

I love being a second-time mom more than I thought I would

For many of us, being a first-time mom is overwhelmed by worry. It's an adjustment second to none, and just when we think we've grown into our new role, our baby grows out of it. Which is why I absolutely love being a second-time mom. I'm experiencing motherhood from the start without all of the… Continue reading I love being a second-time mom more than I thought I would

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pregnancy and parenthood

Our second birth, a better focus

We are weeks away from the birth of our second born, and while much of this pregnancy has brought back familiar feelings and preparations, the differences are valuable.┬áIt definitely helps being past the first-time learning curve. It has humbled me and given me patience and confidence in a way that I didn't have going into… Continue reading Our second birth, a better focus

pregnancy and parenthood

Giving new mothers a blank slate

Motherhood is loud. Very loud. Both from within ourselves and in our every day surroundings. It's a beautiful chaos that we learn to love. Even though I gave birth to my son well over a year ago and have grown used to this beautiful chaos, I catch myself in recurring conversations with fellow new moms… Continue reading Giving new mothers a blank slate

pregnancy and parenthood

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. I'm part of countless groups and resources online pertaining to parenthood. There are groups for your health, for your sanity, for your entertainment ...… Continue reading 2017: gracefully exiting survival mode