Just Put on a Happy Face…

Parenting is exceptionally hard, but co-parenting can (sometimes) be even harder.  It’s defined by partnership, love, friendship, teamwork, trust, doubt, frustration, communication, compromise, trial, error, respect, togetherness, eye rolls, “I told you so” moments, learning, teaching, listening, hugging, fighting, laughing, self-betterment, self-reflection and self-awareness.  It’s letting go but not giving up. It’s learning about yourself and… Read More Just Put on a Happy Face…

Loving the Mom Me, Finding the Me Me: The Meaning of “The Juggle Struggle”

It’s no secret that motherhood is full of sacrifice.  Your body, your sleep, your privacy, your sex life, your weekly mani/pedis all get turned upside down once the needs of a new human depend 100% on you.  The thing is, while the idea of this “upheaval” may well deter some from embarking on the parenthood… Read More Loving the Mom Me, Finding the Me Me: The Meaning of “The Juggle Struggle”

Thou Shalt Not Suffer: Having the Birth You Want vs. Having the Birth You Need

Birth is a beautiful thing – our bodies work for months on creating a life, and once the baby is ready to be born, our body knows exactly what to do.  The process is difficult, long, and painful, and varies for each individual woman.  But a woman’s birth experience, I believe, frames how the baby… Read More Thou Shalt Not Suffer: Having the Birth You Want vs. Having the Birth You Need