A {real} Post-partum Story

I have a confession. I have been treated for post-partum depression and anxiety following each of my deliveries.  I suspected I would be at risk based on my medical history, but still, I was not prepared. There is an abundance of information surrounding expectant moms related to pregnancy and labor.  But, often times no one talks about what happens after.… Continue reading A {real} Post-partum Story

Up and Down

I once was energetic.  And then I had kids.  Now I observe energy and wonder how it is utilized so easily and effectively by humans that never sleep. I was also a bit more pliable.  Now, I watch enviously as my six year old does the splits, {mind you she has never taken a gymnastic course… Continue reading Up and Down

A {real} Love Letter

To my babes: For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a mother.  I am not sure what I was drawn to in motherhood, but I yearned for it. The first time each of you were placed in my arms I was overwhelmed.  I was terrified,  instantly bonded, and overcome with a sense of familiarity. … Continue reading A {real} Love Letter

Country Lovin’

I have always lived near civilization; retail stores minutes away.  I had pictured myself neighborhood living in a populated town where my kids could ride their bikes from dawn until dusk.  Which is strange because I am really not a 'people person'.  I like to think that I am friendly and welcoming but I cannot deny that… Continue reading Country Lovin’

Zootopia: A Cinematic Gem

As I mentioned here, finding a family movie can be challenging.  Ratings are helpful, but in my book, not always accurate.  I don't know about you, but some of these flicks teach a lesson that I am not excited for my children to learn. For instance Beauty and the Beast. As a child, I loved Belle's… Continue reading Zootopia: A Cinematic Gem

Luck Is Not a Lady

DISCLAIMER: Insert "no judgement" frequently or you may not enjoy this post. I would like to think that I am a positive person.  An optimistic, glass half full kind of gal if you will.  Sure, I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop, but who isn't?  No, just me? Maybe it is because we live… Continue reading Luck Is Not a Lady