Breastfeeding, Miscarriage, My Journey to Baby

Knowing when Breastfeeding is over…

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.

Miscarriage, My Journey to Baby, Oilfield Family Life

Coming up for Air

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.

My Journey to Baby

Living the Illusion

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.

My Journey to Baby, Oilfield Family Life, Parenting

Taking time to recharge

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