In some ways, that is when nursing was comforting, sitting in the big comfy chair with my little one close by all snuggled into me. I can breathe deep and smell her hair. I can stroke her cheek and hear her happily hum. There really is nothing like it. However, there are also the times where she is wanting a sip and pinching my boob while watching tv. Then somehow, a toy gets shoved in my cleavage, and boy does it hurt! It is a double edged sword.
As mamas, we beat ourselves up so much about the job we do as parents. We let society, family members, and the people around us tell us how we are screwing it all up and let us know that we are all just horrible at what we are doing. That is when we need to find our tribe. We need to find those people that are not only honest with themselves, but honest about themselves with others.
Parenting is hard work. It sometimes seems like a never-ending battle with babies who don’t sleep, toddler tantrums, food aversions, attitudes, and all that. However, it goes by so quickly
What I would like to tell anyone who has ever had PPD is that it's not your fault. I mean, your body goes through an awful lot when you have a baby, and your hormones are all out of whack. Just be sure to be gentle with yourself and don't be like me. Take people up on their offers to help and make sure you are getting the help you need. Also, realize you are not alone, and this will all pass. Just take care of yourself.
A mother shares her thoughts on fears and moving forward from miscarriage and its effects even after the rainbow baby is born.
After two miscarriages, my son had a hard time wanting to bond with the baby. However, you can tell that they adore each other.
As you can imagine, the last six weeks have been one heck of a roller coaster for my family. In all honesty, with my youngest being eight years old, my husband and I sort of feel like new parents again. There is so much more baby gear out there than there was eight years ago,… Continue reading Taking time to recharge
My dearest Sweet Pea, What a wild ride! Everyone kept saying you would come late, but I had a feeling you would come a few days early, and here you are. Maybe it was your big brother talking to you in my belly and offering to bribe you with a dollar if you would just… Continue reading We've been Waiting for You
My journey to having another baby has been a long road, and my pregnancy is nearing the end. While I know it shocks and even scares some people I know, my husband and I decided to have a homebirth. It was not an easy decision, but after everything, I think this decision is best… Continue reading Why I decided on a homebirth
One question I have been asked is why I talk about my miscarriages or write about them at all. Sometimes it is therapeutic, but mostly it has a lot to do with the fact that people don't talk about it. It's almost like we are supposed to keep quiet about it, pretend it didn't… Continue reading Why I chose to write about my losses