The following post was written quite a while ago. 86 days ago to be exact. It will be the first of a series of posts that I will be sharing about my own journey through Postpartum Depression. PPD is real and can be difficult to recognize in yourself. The past few months have been a … Continue reading Facing the Darkness: The Start of my Journey through PPD
I can't remember the first time that I heard the expression "It takes a village to raise a child." I'm sure that I've heard it hundreds of times throughout my life and digested it and nodded in agreement with very little thought. I didn't disagree but I also didn't have kids so, "Yes. Sure. I … Continue reading “It Takes a Village to Raise Child” – A Thank You to my Village
This morning a mom in our community has made the local news for the photo she had taken sitting on Santa's lap at the mall while breastfeeding her baby. The look on Santa's face is priceless and the expression on the mother's face as she looks down at her baby boy radiates with love. It … Continue reading Breastfeeding on Santa’s Lap? I’m not ‘That Mom.’
"Mommy, what is that?" she said, pointing at one of my stretch marks. "It's called a stretch mark." I replied, unsure of how to explain this one to her. "A stret shark?" she asked.
Today, around noon as my son had just finished breastfeeding, he looked up at me with dopey, sleepy eyes, his hands cuddled up by his face and his lips puckered in a state of content. Could it be? Yes, I think it could very well be the face I have been seeing for almost a … Continue reading I LOVE SNT! (Simultaneous Nap Time!)
I've been doing some thinking about how good we've got it these days. My dryer not working for a month made me appreciate the many conveniences of modern day life. I was fortunate to grow up with two Nanas. My dad's mom passed away a few years ago and we miss her every day. I … Continue reading 11 (of many) Reasons my Nanas Were Better Mothers/Housewives Than I Will Ever Be
Today I was feeling ambitious and decided to take both babies in public. We go for walks everyday and get groceries often but I was planning another mission: clothes shopping. I've been going through both of my kids' dressers and packing away clothes that are too small or out of season. Basically baby boy's dresser … Continue reading Mall Madness