What happens when your breath lives in your chest? When anxiety is your first response to the unknown? When tightness and judgement replace openness? — Do you run? Do you submit to the relentless waves of depression? Do you give up and in to the fear of what you can’t control? — You can invite … Continue reading How can you love yourself deeper today?
18 days ago: I moved out of the house that I have been coparenting in with my 21 month old daughter's father over the last year and a half. I started packing at 9 am and the moving van pulled away at 4 pm. It's go time for me as a full time stay at … Continue reading SAHM life + Single Mom life
I've always struggled to find the RIGHT words. I've never struggled to find words. In fact, the opposite. Silence is harder. At least in person. It has been easy for me to ignore this blog for a year. So many excuses..the baby needs my attention, Netflix is better than writing, who wants to hear what … Continue reading and so it begins again
Like I mentioned yesterday, I'm working to reduce the STUFF around me. Can you even spot my baby in this picture? This is from just TWO bags of donated clothes from loving friends. Mommas. We have SO much stuff. We are SO blessed. We are living in abundance. Our society is operating around stuff stuff … Continue reading Thrift At Home Mom
There are numerous new products, apps, and trends out there and it can be overwhelming to digest it all. Particularly in the realm of baby + momma + work from home life. This year, I'm paring down, and I'm inviting you to as well. Saving money, time, and reducing and reusing are my top focuses … Continue reading Word of the Year: Reduce
I could hold you forever. In fact, for the majority of these first four weeks of your life, I have hardly put you down. You've blown my heart into a million pieces and reassembled it into a thing of beauty, much larger than before, and overflowing with love, patience, and joy. Your cries and your … Continue reading Dear Daughter
You carried your child to completion. You gave birth. You bled. You cried. You gave all your effort. ---- Now your womb is empty. You're holding your child instead of holding your belly. How do you feel? ---- How do you look? Do you recognize the woman staring back at you? Did her hair change? … Continue reading Discovering Your Postpartum Self
Figuring out how to keep your child alive. Staying awake all day and night just to make sure everything is ok. Running on empty like a champ. Loving every single sound and movement your baby makes. Feeling proud of every full diaper. Almost crying when your baby tries to pass gas and is in pain. … Continue reading New Motherhood Is
Wearing a diaper and loving it. Sleeping for two hours and feeling as though it were twelve. Losing 20 pounds in a week and a half and then staring at the fat on your abdomen knowing that the last 20 pounds are going to take some work. Being scared of bowel movements but rejoicing when … Continue reading Postpartum Is
Ella passed the ABR test in both ears. Her cochlea is ok in her right ear. She still failed the initial test. The audiologist wanted to do the same test again before the ABR test and Ella again failed. This didn't concern the audiologist as much as it had concerned us and she assured us … Continue reading Relief.