Everyone has something in life that sparks memories. A sound, a smell, a feeling. Sometimes the memories that come with those things aren't highlight reel times, they are some of the worst times of your life. I am someone who never moved out of their home town. I live 6 streets away from my childhood… Continue reading The sound that changed my life.
“You’ve changed.” Why yes I have. I knew having a baby would change my whole life. What I didn’t know was how much it would change me. Pre-baby me, was spending time trying to get right with the Lord. I laughed at ill witted humor. I enjoyed drinks more often than I should have. I… Continue reading You say I’ve changed like it’s a bad thing.
It's hard out here for a Mom. You are expected to raise your child(ren), keep up your home, have a career, have friends, look a certain way, act a certain way........should I keep going? You are supposed to find time for it all. The extracurricular activities, sports, birthday parties, PTO. Many of us want to… Continue reading You CAN do everything, but you don’t have to.
No, not my son. My husband. I could say all the things a lot of people say about their husbands. He's the love of my life, my soulmate, my rock, my best friend. Yes, while he is all those things - he is so much more than that. We are two in the same when… Continue reading Let’s hear it for the boy.
When it comes to parenting & being a mom, there isn't a secret method that works for everyone. You'll hear someone say 'my baby sleeps through the night', they normally won't tell you about the countless nights that they in fact did not sleep through the night. You'll hear how they 'successfully breastfed for a… Continue reading The secret is; there is no secret.
Tribe. You hear this word often now. It's a term mainly used by women to describe their inner circle. Their collection of friends. Their people. I used to think when I became a Mom that I would have this big circle of friends with kids the same age as mine and we would all talk… Continue reading The Vibe of My Tribe
Read the title again. Take a mental snapshot. I do a lot of things in life to accommodate people. I am willing to go out of my way for someone 99% of the time. The other 1% is when someone thinks my breastfeeding, the act of FEEDING MY CHILD, has anything to do with them.… Continue reading I don’t care if my breastfeeding makes you uncomfortable.
Anxiety. The biggest (mostly) silent struggle I have dealt with my whole life. My early memories of anxiety are being in the Pediatricians office and being so scared that I vomited. This happened every time. I could go in for a routine check up, and I got sick to my stomach from anxiety. As a… Continue reading Faith Over Fear; How I turned to God.
New mom here. Over 6 months in and I have faced some harsh truths already. There are so many things you hear about being a Mom. I fully expected to be living my best mom life with my baby who slept perfectly every night while I made my husband a home cooked meal and guzzled… Continue reading 5 ‘Mom Myths’ that are totally true.
6 months. Half of a year. 26(ish) weeks. 182 days. That's how old my baby is. That is how long I have been breastfeeding. A task that I never even wanted to try. A task I did not think I could do. I have been doing for 6 months. Everyday. No breaks....unless you count pumping… Continue reading Sapphire…..Boobs?