I’ve been a little low the past couple weeks. Despite the beauty all around, I’ve been finding that spring makes me sad. Our girl died in April, so every spring has this kind of heaviness as we remember where we were this time however many years ago. As I was reflecting on what to write, [...]Continue Reading →
I am a parent.
Today I am enjoying being a parent. My little girl is playing sweetly with her dollies and trying to tickle them and just being wonderful in general. She brings a smile to my face as she pushes her dolly stroller by and smiles at me. Today is fantastic.
Yesterday… yesterday I [...]Continue Reading →
Dove has recently come out with a new series for their Real Beauty campaign. And to be truthful, I am amazed at the honest vulnerability of these women.
We are our harshest critics. Only 4 percent of women believe they are beautiful. So what does this mean for our children? Not just our [...]Continue Reading →
So here I am, at 38 weeks pregnant, and expecting the egg timer to go off any second and signal that “today is the day you meet your son!”
And I’m terrified…
Terrified because I’ve never done this before. Terrified because the difference between what you read and what you live can sometimes feel like [...]Continue Reading →
Awhile ago, Jamy (whose little dude is due to make an appearance in mere DAYS, people!) asked a bunch of moms for some mom related wisdom as she approaches parenting. I spent one day writing down a bunch of stuff and then never sent them to her. So, Jamy, here they are! My parenting wisdom. [...]Continue Reading →
Today marks my 36th week. Or as Target so gleefully reminds me, only 28 days left until my due date. The last 36 weeks seem like a blur – a mash-up of doctor appointments, baby gear, name discussions, family functions and holidays all topped with the glaze of exhaustion and a steep learning curve that’s [...]Continue Reading →
This weekend, we got a chance to celebrate Jamy and her little dude who is due to make his appearance in just about a month! Amber, Betsy, Pam (Jamy’s mother-in-law) and I wanted to host a shower or Jamy full of things she loves, and without too much fuss. We decided to have a mini [...]Continue Reading →
Motherhood, it’s a wonderful thing. Wonderfully difficult. Wonderfully rewarding and wonderfully filled with guilt.
I’m always amazed at the power love has over us. It’s this power that will lift us up high and drop us back down. And it’s this power that causes self doubt and a horrible spiral of guilt. Unjustified, self [...]Continue Reading →
Chances are, if you’re a new mom (or really just the mom of anyone who isn’t a teenager), you’ve heard these words: “Enjoy every minute! It goes by so fast!” Whenever anyone says this to me, I get a slight sense of panic. Although I am enjoying my boy’s little years, I know that there [...]Continue Reading →
A few days ago I arrived home to a package tucked strategically under my garage overhang in an effort by the FedEx man (albeit a feeble one) to shield it from the pouring rain. Seeing as my husband and I utilize online shopping to buy such mundane things as lotion, vitamins, and razors, coming home [...]Continue Reading →