Category: Motherhood

FREE Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Since Mother’s Day is upon us, I thought it’d be fun to share some FREE Mother’s Day gift ideas the moms in your life might enjoy. I’m a girl who loves gifts, but I also appreciate being acknowledged as well as meaningful gestures. I have learned through many headaches that my partner in crime cannot read my mind. And since I know what I want, I might as well vocalize it CLEARLY. So if you’re a mom who wants to give your loved ones some hints that don’t affect the bank account, or if you have a mom you...

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Mom Guilt Memoir, Entry #3: I’m Terrified of Potty Training

From conception to birth and beyond, motherhood brings about many emotions. (Seriously, do your hormones ever go back to “normal?”) There’s even a discovery of new emotions! (Who knew?!?!?!?!) And one of the biggest, fiercest and often most prevalent…drumroll please – da da dahhhh….MOM GUILT! Let’s chat! One of the best parts of motherhood is experiencing and participating in all of your child’s firsts. Witnessing early childhood development is remarkable and fascinating. It provides a new perspective. It gives a sense of purpose. To see your child acquire a new skill whether it’s rolling over or clapping for the first...

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How to Survive the Picky Eater Stage

One day you wake up, and IT has happened. That cute little blob has turned into an opinionated toddler whose first bout of independence comes in the form of “NO” and spitting or throwing food in disgust! Keeping those tiny human beings we raise fed can be a chore. Here are some tips to help during the picky eater phase. Remember, it is about independence. We learned early on that our little one liked to be in control. His protest wasn’t necessarily WHAT he was being fed, but rather HOW he was being fed. He much preferred feeding himself....

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MOM GUILT MEMOIR, Entry #2: Food Fight!

From conception to birth and beyond, motherhood brings about many emotions. (Seriously, do your hormones ever go back to “normal?”) There’s even a discovery of new emotions! (Who knew?!?!?!?!) And one of the biggest, fiercest and often most prevalent…drumroll please – da da dahhhh….MOM GUILT! Let’s chat! Oh, food! I love food. I find so much pleasure in having and/or preparing a good meal. But now that I’m a mom, thinking about food is a chore! The responsibility of keeping another human being fed is the most cumbrous part of my day. And knowing that I didn’t have to...

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MOM GUILT MEMOIR, Entry #1: What the heck do we do all day?!?!?!!

From conception to birth and beyond, motherhood brings about many emotions. (Seriously, do your hormones ever go back to “normal?”) There’s even a discovery of new emotions! (Who knew?!?!?!?!) And one of the biggest, fiercest and often most prevalent…drumroll please – da da dahhhh….MOM GUILT! Let’s chat! It all started with newborn life. You know sleep, eat, sleep, eat, sleep, eat. There was a nice, little dance. It was HARD and parental sleep was NON-EXISTENT. All the days ran together, but time FLEW by in hindsight. There was a rhythm. Then, infant life showed its glorious face providing longer,...

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Reclaiming MY Pregnant Body

Look, I get it – people love babies. People love the thought of babies. The creation of life is an absolute miracle and I am so incredibly thankful that I have had the privilege to bring life into this world. It still baffles me, that MY body was capable of such a feat. Although, pregnancy was not the jam! My body created a human being. My body nourished and nurtured a baby. My body delivered said baby. My body…my body…my body…my bod…my bo…my b…my, My, MY… Emphasis on the word: My. Why is it that the second it is...

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