We are not the couple who had years of wedded bliss before kids entered the picture. I mean, we’re no shotgun wedding couple either, but we had one solid (and fast) year of marriage before we heard that sweet, sweet 6 week old heartbeat, and our lives (and relationship) changed before our eyes. We are… Read More I Love You, Five Years.
In the blink of an eye We have become Two different people Who resemble those we once were… And from behind all the years That gave smiles and tears We have both grown beyond What we thought we could not. The time might feel lost, Yet the love has quite gained Over peaks… Read More How Can I be 25 in Your Eyes? (an ode to my husband)
When I found out I was pregnant with my first, my husband and I waited on pins and needles, laughing our way through the longest 3 minutes of our lives. A long Monday ended with that life changing moment, a bottle of wine (for the hubby), and a night-long game of “name that baby.” The… Read More Growing into Pregnancy No. 2
Dolly, I know we have a lifetime together, but this moment feels like the end of an era. This week, I returned to work, and our early days as a duo have officially ended. I’ve experienced this before, after the 3 months home with your brother, but, my dear girl, this time you reaped the… Read More A Letter to my Daughter: It’s The End of an Era
When I was in high school I experimented with not eating. Or, at least eating just enough to maintain my thigh gap – which I discovered is an apple, a cup of coffee, and the occasional hot dog wrapped in lettuce. For the protein. While this phase of my life was relatively short lived, I… Read More The Mom Bod Struggle is Real… (but it came from my babies!)
My post this week was initially titled “Mommy Masochism,” and was meant to explore all the unspoken hardships of raising a toddler AND a newborn. You see, in my experience, nobody talks about these very real struggles: the tantrums, the demands, the selective hearing and undermining of authority we moms experience when simultaneously trying to… Read More It’s All About the Ice, Baby
This might be a bit more of a soapbox post than I intended, but I do think this subject is important and something I’d like to address, both for me personally and for other fellow mothers. Mom shaming and judging is beyond prevalent in our mom world – especially that which exists in the online… Read More We’re All Gonna Be Alright: #momstrong
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”