It’s been said that it’s not until you become a mother that you truly find your identity. That’s not true for me. When I became a mom, I suddenly had no clue who I was or what I was supposed to be doing. I felt lost in a sea of never-ending diapers, burp cloths soaked… Continue reading I became a mom…and lost my identity.
The “cry-it-out” method is a phrase whispered among horrified moms who cannot believe a fellow mother would actually allow her child to cry until he or she falls asleep. Many (not all) of these moms preach 24/7 attentiveness to a child’s needs. I am not one of those moms. Don’t get me wrong – of… Continue reading I Used the “Cry-It-Out” Method and I’m Proud of It
Oh the six-week sleep regression…you fickle mistress, you. I don’t know about you moms, but six weeks was the WORST for me. My previously content babies turned into insatiable monsters. I nursed round the clock and spent all night rocking them to sleep…only to have them wake up an hour later. Sigh. The second time… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Sane During the 6-Week Sleep Regression
I recently shared this Huffington Post article on my Facebook page about the insensitive comments moms of boys receive. So many people commented on that post and as it turns out, many of them have also been on the receiving end of negative comments. Now that I’m a mom of two beautiful boys (my second… Continue reading Boy Moms: Stand Proud & Celebrate
In full transparency, I had intended to write a different post. Then yesterday happened. Instead of pretending like everything’s ok, I’m sharing my experience. I believe in being completely honest and hopefully this post will be helpful to another mom going through the same thing. You know how people say in parenthood there will be… Continue reading Yesterday was one of the hard days.
I’ve heard people say that the second pregnancy is worse than the first. Others swear that the second pregnancy is easier because you know what to expect. From my perspective, the second pregnancy isn’t easier or worse – it’s just different. For all the moms who are trying for a second baby or just found out… Continue reading 9 Ways Your Second Pregnancy May Be Different Than the First
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time keeping it all together. Some days I feel like I’ve conquered the world and others I feel like giving up and going back to bed. I’m juggling being a mom of one (two in June), a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a… Continue reading A love letter to the tired, run-down mom trying to keep it all together