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Healing from Postpartum Depression: 3 Starter Steps

After a long, unmedicated, 29 hour labor, I waddled through my front door and went straight into my new baby’s nursery. I sat down on the cream glider next to his crib, and my mother-in-law sat with me as I held his tiny body, curled up against my chest, as I rocked. I was exhausted, […]

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I’m Not a “Crunchy” Mom Anymore

When I had my first son, I was such a warrior of truth. I researched–to the bone–all things related to childbirth, pregnancy, and baby. I had my cloth diapers ready. I was committed to a 100% natural delivery and breastfeeding. I  only allowed my baby to have organic food. I only used handmade and clean […]

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Dear Daughters…..

For the first few years of my kids’ lives I felt like a bad mother for not wanting to sit down and make gigantic scrapbooks full of my kids’ baby photos. I am not the mom that scrapbooks or collages (or anything crafty for that matter). Not my speed. I wouldn’t consider myself the “Susie home-maker” type. I […]

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Calm the Heck Down!

I have always been an anxious person. It is in my Type A/OCD nature. I’m a planner. I make lists, map out the best routes for vacations, and research restaurants. Sure, I like my dose of spontaneity once in a while, but I thrive with order. Chaos makes me lose my mind. I am also […]

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Past Due 101

Past Due 101

The due date. The date you wait in anticipation for, for 9 long, extremely exciting/anxious/bloated months. Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows the estimated due date is THE DAY you count down to, the day that is engraved in your head, and the only time you get excited about food expiration dates! For me, […]

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