Plus One

So let me introduce you to my first kid. We will call him E. He’s two-years-old or 28 months if you’re into that. E is pretty much the greatest kid. He is super sensitive and such a people lover. Somehow two very introverted people spawned one of the most social kids I’ve ever met, but in turn he is super aware of others’ feelings. He pushes me to love people more and worry less about what others think of me. …

Babies Eat So Much

I wrote about my feeding journey with my son in this post from my #MotherhoodMonday series. To sum it up we did not have a good breastfeeding journey, and as heartbraking as that was I learned a lot about a lot during that time. I learned what postpartum anxiety looks like. I learned the importance of feeding your baby, whether that is via breast or bottle. I learned to ignore what I read on the internet or other moms told me and do what works for my baby and me. And I have to say I was much happier for...…

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: 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. I forgot to start the dishwasher, so we will play Tetris with our dishes and rinse off knives for another day. 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 can clean at...…

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? …