Ahh. My baby just turned 6 months old. Before we do the whole, “Time slow down!” and, “Stay little forever!” thing, I have to push pause. This is about me. What?! About you? You have a baby now – how can you be so selfish? Chill, ya’ll. I’m allowed to have this.
I am good at breastfeeding. It is easy for me. It is my favorite part about motherhood. I have become a die hard lactivist. August 1st starts World Breastfeeding Week and I am pumped (pun intended). Everywhere I look I see articles and research and pics – oh my! Breastfeeding fascinates me. When I was pregnant, breastfeeding was the topic I was most anxious … Read More Bottles, Breasts, and Babies
Birth is such a messy, hard, glorious miracle. There are no words that can capture the pain and joy experienced. Each birth is unpredictable and unique. No birth is greater than another. It’s been four months and I’m not over her birth. I don’t expect to be over it in 4 more months, 4 years or by the time she has kids. It is the … Read More Kensington’s Birth Story
This week was better for two reasons. The first being that I no longer pump (cue the hallelujah chorus – I’ll get to this subject soon). The second reason is we found a nanny. Not only did we find a nanny, but we found a great one. When I discovered it was nearly impossible to balance my at home full time job and take … Read More Since I Can’t Be a SAHM
I grew up in a house with parents kissing each other in the kitchen and tickling each other on the couch. Gross, right? Wrong. The gross part is after one of us four girls asked them to get a room, my dad said firmly (every. single. time.), “If it wasn’t for me, you wouldn’t be here.” Yes, “That’s what she said” jokes fly at … Read More My Dad’s Not-So-Subtle Reminder