I went for a short walk today around the small lakes by our home with my baby. She was sound asleep in her stroller soaking in some Vitamin D. I had one earbud in as I listened to a podcast. I love podcasts. The newest addition to my playlist is called Goal Digger recently discovered via… Read More Learning How To Practice And Pursue Slow Living
There’s this guy who wrote a book about fear and punching it in the face. I am a continual fear puncher. He wrote another book about starting over in your career. Declaring a “do over.” Mine is still in process. Both books are great reads by Jon Acuff. The other night I gave my husband… Read More The Paradox Of My Daily Guilt
It’s a new month! My newborn baby girl smiled and my heart grew 3 sizes! I know the angels her beautiful eyes see were entertained. These first two months with my baby have been beautiful and life altering. She is healthy and so strong! Truly I have never felt this overflow of joy and complete… Read More Newborn News & What I Have Learned The First Two Months With My Baby
Our breastfeeding battle is real. I prepared for a lot during pregnancy. But not this. From nipple anatomy and difficult latching to the current conquest of milk supply and production. I thought breastfeeding was simple and natural Breastfeeding, natural? Absolutely. Simple? No. For me and many other mama’s out there. In my perfect pondered world… Read More Blindsided by Breastfeeding
Childbirth. Now I can say nothing in this world makes you feel more alive than having a baby. Period. It doesn’t matter which birth plan road you take. Not a book, person or thing prepares you for this experience. Similar to pregnancy, which I thought was going to be “simple and smooth.” Of course, I was… Read More My Natural Childbirth Experience
Mother’s Day! As I write this post I am just over 37 weeks pregnant. Today, Mother’s Day holds an entirely new meaning for me. New life is continually fusing and forming inside my body. Inside my body. A beating heart and a soul are being woven within. Although the first trimester felt like an eternity, (oh the… Read More Happy Mother’s Day And A New Life On The Way!
Did you know? “Your heart is one giant pump. Every minute, your heart pumps about five quarts of blood through a system of blood vessels that’s over 60,000 miles long, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That translates to about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.” – Everydayhealth.com The heart is such an intricate muscular organ, it is… Read More The Best Kind of Heart Surgery and Preparing for Baby
I freaked out when I first realized I was pregnant. Yes, I did. The extent of my motherhood focus was step-mom. A glimmer of possible pregnancy began at an Olive Garden lunch. My family and I had ordered our normal soup and salad combo. Alex (husband) was to my left and Klo (step-daughter) was in… Read More 4 Lies I Believed About Being Pregnant + Motherhood