finding your identity as a mom

I became a mom…and lost my identity.

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.

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I Used the “Cry-It-Out” Method and I’m Proud of It

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

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5 Ways to Stay Sane During the 6-Week Sleep Regression

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

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Yesterday was one of the hard days.

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.

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9 Ways Your Second Pregnancy May Be Different Than the First

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

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A love letter to the tired, run-down mom trying to keep it all together

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

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6 Reasons Why I’m Terrified of Having Baby #2

In my last post I announced that I am pregnant with baby #2! I’m due at the end of June and now that we’re into 2017, I have a confession. I’m scared to death. Yes, I planned to have baby #2. Yes, I planned to have my kids close together. But that doesn’t change the… Continue reading 6 Reasons Why I’m Terrified of Having Baby #2

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6 Things No One Tells You About Marriage After Kids

My husband and I were married five years before we got pregnant. I always knew I wanted to wait awhile before starting a family so we could set the foundation for our marriage. I was well aware of situations where couples had kids immediately after getting married and then struggled to keep their relationship on… Continue reading 6 Things No One Tells You About Marriage After Kids

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12 Things I Didn’t Know About Babies When I Became a Mom

The minute the pregnancy test turned positive, I was on the hunt for information. I signed up for the What to Expect and Bump apps and started frequenting the BabyCenter discussion forums. I saved every pamphlet my OBGYN gave me and attended all the recommended classes (Intro to Breastfeeding parts one and two). I wanted… Continue reading 12 Things I Didn’t Know About Babies When I Became a Mom