Ready or Not

*Fun Fact: I wrote this blog December 2017.  Now I remember why I blog, because I barely remember this day.  Also, truer today than it was then.* Kids grow up. That's what they do. To a certain extent, you expect it. They have their first struggled, possibly accidental roll. First grunted army crawl, first wobbly … Continue reading Ready or Not

Baby Registry Rip-offs

There have been quite a few changes to baby items since I had my first nearly a decade ago.  During that time, several gimmicks have hit the market.  I have been conned into believing I needed some of the most overrated items.  So, what is a seasoned momma to do when she realizes she has … Continue reading Baby Registry Rip-offs

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

Times-a-changin’

  There was a time where I followed all the mommy-group guidelines verbatim. Like, you gotta nurse for at least 12 months.  I desperately hoped to make it to a year, but my body just wouldn't agree.  The thought of giving them formula was pure torture. They told us to put them to sleep when they … Continue reading Times-a-changin’

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