My Second Birth Story

If you didn’t notice, because let’s be honest my online presence isn’t great, I haven’t been around a lot (read: at all) in the past eight months or so. I have a reason, so bear with me. I was making a second baby. As it was with the first, my pregnancy was tough, tougher than the first actually. I spent the first half being sick and the second half with terrible indigestion (she was born bald by the way). But I’m here to give mamas hope. I’m going to tell my daughter’s birth story because I’ve told a bit to...…

Motherhood Messes

My late-night-half-awake thoughts usually lead me to “what did I forget to do today?” It’s usually one of three things: 1. I forgot to do some part of the laundry - switch it to the dryer, take it out of the dryer before it becomes embarrassingly wrinkled, or my favorite: start it altogether. 2. I forgot to start the dishwasher, so we will play Tetris with our dishes and rinse off knives for another day. 3. I forgot to clean up the floor downstairs so that my favorite family member (don’t tell my human family members), our robot vacuum, Dobby...…

Motherhood Motivations

I have written on this topic before, but it was more of an informative approach and less of a real and personal approach. So today I am going to be real with you. My motherhood motivation involves building relationships and friendships. Here’s a shocking revelation I had about myself after I graduated high school: I’m an introvert. It’s no big deal, great actually. I couldn’t imagine being any other way. I like solitude. I enjoy the quiet. I love my home. But as any healthy and functioning human being, I must interact with other humans. It is fine. I can...…

Post-Baby Bucket List

I was at the young age of 24 when we had our first baby. He was a very welcome surprise, but in the months leading up to his birth I had a lot of “I’m never going to get to *insert bucket list item here” moments. Admittedly I still have these moments, sometimes more than I’m proud of. At times I wallow in my self-pity independently; other times I try to pull my husband into the pity party. And I thought why do I have to trash my pre-baby bucket list? …

Motherhood Monday Spotlight

I have been hosting a weekly series on the topic of motherhood called #MotherhoodMonday. There is a group of moms who participate weekly, and now that we are over halfway through the 12 weeks series, I thought I would finally introduce you to them all. This group of mamas has been wonderfully supportive towards me and each other, and I feel very grateful to have met them. So enjoy each little snippet of their lives, and then go see what I mean about each of them being wonderful. …

Postpartum Awareness

This post first appeared as a guest post on The Motherhood Journey blog written by me. After you read this post, do me a favor and check out Ashley’s blog. She writes about the transition into motherhood as a pospartum doula, so she is very supportive and uplifting. So you just birthed a baby out of your own body. First of all, you’re a superhero! Second of all, forgive your body for what it is about to go through for the next couple of months. You will soon experience feelings and emotions you’ve never felt before. Why is this? The...…