Helicopter Mom

When I got my son dressed this morning, I chose the cutest jeans to go with a striped long sleeved onesie. Paired it with some cute baby Sperry’s. Hair on point. I was super happy with the cute outfit and how put together he looked. Mom point for me, right? And then breakfast happened. Egg…

SAHM Chronicles, (Part 2)

When we first started The Makings of Motherhood, I wrote a post about staying at home and the transition it took to reach a part of this life that I felt confident and comfortable in. When I wrote it, S was about sixteen months. The original post is broken down into a few parts and…

The End of an Era

We had a rough start. I thought nursing would be a breeze. I thought he’d come out, be placed on my chest, and just be ready to start nursing. And then he didn’t. The hours ticked by slowly and I began to worry that it wasn’t going to happen for us. Slowly, it did. The…

Loving the Now

You know how you always hear moms lament babyhood? I mean, these moms are sobbing, newborn pictures in hand, wishing they could turn back the clock and make their baby a baby again. Well, you want to know one of my biggest mom-secrets? I feel like I don’t do that. *shrug* Do I think my…

First Year of Motherhood

I woke up on this day one year ago just like it was any other day… plus a giant pregnant belly. My due date was July 6, 2017, and I was sure my kiddo wasn’t going to come out on his own. Thanks to gestational diabetes, my doctor was pushing for induction on his due…

Company in Limbo

I remember how pregnancy with my daughter felt like some kind of limbo. It felt strange. Some days I was eager to just keep her in there and go about life and have nothing change at all. Is that selfish? Then I started to wonder what she’d look like and act like. Will she have…

What did I do all day?

A little honest writing for you today… As a working mom, I don’t get much time with my son other than evenings and weekends. Those go by quickly and there doesn’t ever seem to be much “down time”. Because I am a teacher, I am now super blessed to be home with my son for…

Creating Learners

I grew up in a low income area. My elementary school was categorized as Title I, meaning 80% or more of the students are living at or below the poverty level. My parents never attended college or any higher learning, but what they lacked in formal education they made up for in their determination to…

June Reading Calendar

For the month of June, I’ll be reading “Hot Mess to Mindful Mom” by Ali Katz. I’m definitely looking forward to figuring out some way to balance every day life! If you’re interested in tagging along, here is the calendar. It’s totally flexible, but this is just how I plan to read through. I’ll be…

Know Your Breastfeeding Rights, Momma!

I went back to work when my son was twelve weeks old. I was determined to make it to at least six months of breastfeeding which, of course, meant that I’d have to pump at work. “How will I manage to pump at work?” was definitely a thought that ran through my mind a lot…