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
Many moms label motherhood as the best thing that ever happened to them. Some even say, “being a mom completes me. It’s all I ever wanted.” Don’t get me wrong. Motherhood is amazing. There’s nothing like it in the world and since I’ve become a mom, my life has changed dramatically for the better. And for many moms, motherhood… Continue reading How to Cope When Motherhood Gets Lonely
I’ve always struggled with self-doubt. I beat myself up constantly – for forgetting to send an important email, for making a typo, for not keeping the house 100% clean, for spending $30 at Kohls, the list goes on and on. So it should come as no surprise that my self-doubt increased when I became a… Continue reading Moms: stop being so hard on yourself
When I saw this post on Facebook last week, I was absolutely devastated. A wave of emotion took over and I started crying. Why? Because I could see myself in this mom. Because frankly, I worry about the world I’ve brought my son into. We’re living in dark times. There’s no way around it. The… Continue reading Parenting in Dark Times
In the spirit of honesty, I was going to write a different post today. But then last week happened. And I knew I needed to share the issues I’m facing. So here goes. I feel like a failure. I’m completely in over my head. I’m struggling to keep all my rotating plates in the air… Continue reading Why I’m failing at motherhood (and what I’m going to do about it)
When people find out you’re having a baby, they love to give you advice. 5% of it is helpful and 95% is completely ridiculous. Nonetheless, the advice keeps pouring in and even though you try to ignore it, it still leaves you wondering, Are they right about that? For me, it was the first night home… Continue reading 6 Things No One Tells You About the First Night Home With Your Baby
I want to preface this post by saying that I love my son. I love him more than words can express. I can’t imagine my life without him and in the short time he’s been with us, he has brought us incredible joy. When he smiles, I melt into a giant puddle. When he hits a milestone… Continue reading Is it normal to resent your baby?