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Sometimes, I’m a Worthless Mom

I’m currently feeling uninspired. I’ve written and deleted and rewritten ten different starts to an article in the past twelve hours, trying to find something meaningful to say. Do you ever feel like that? Even though the world is spinning, and things are happening, it’s like I can’t say or think anything that’s original or […]

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What My Third Pregnancy Has Taught Me About Self-Care

I got pregnant with my first child four years ago, in the midst of summer. The hot, Ozark smog made the nausea so much worse. For the next nine months, I went through the radical changes of pregnancy and motherhood. I surrounded myself with pillows. I rested for hours on the couch between my chores […]

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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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