Another {real} Love Letter

My dearest #3, In just a few short days you will be turning five.  This year, your birthday is hitting me hard.  Harder than any other birthday, any other year.  I am not sure why. I don't know where your infant or toddler years went.  I remember telling myself to be present with your tiny… Continue reading Another {real} Love Letter

It Happens

My oldest daughter recently had a birthday.  And by recently I mean yesterday. Birthdays are pretty low key around here, but I do strive to make them memorable.   We aren't big on loud celebrations; just an understated, albeit constant, acknowledgement of their birth.  It usually includes our birthday banner, donuts for breakfast with a… Continue reading It Happens

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

A {real} Birth Story

I am five deliveries into parenting.  I always had the exact same birth plan.  Nothing fancy or complicated: healthy baby, healthy mom.   I never cared how it happened but it was of utmost importance that it was respected and fulfilled. #1.  I went into labor naturally, water broke naturally.  Went to the hospital and… Continue reading A {real} Birth Story