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
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
Let me just say this: napping is the worst. Not for me – anytime I get to nap (which isn’t often), it’s nothing short of amazing. No, it’s my son’s napping that is terrible. Or should I say used to be terrible. It all turned around once I started nap training. I know what you’re… Continue reading 13 Ways to Nap Train Your Baby
Sleep training not working? Here are eight mistakes you’re probably making.
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)