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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Honesty Hour.

I’m going to be honest here for a second: I have no clue what I’m doing. Did I just say that? Yep– big confession there. I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to being a mom. I’m learning day by day just like tons of other first time moms (and even moms…

Mom Guilt

The mom guilt has been real lately. Well, if I’m being honest, it’s been real since day one. It just got more intense once I went back to work and hasn’t eased up since then. I never thought I’d feel the mom guilt. I thought that my general lack of feelings about most situations would…

Hopes and Dreams.

“You’ll understand when you have a kid of your own.” My husband and I have had this discussion so many times. We’d heard this from our parents and so many other adults throughout our childhood and adolescence. Right, sure. I doubt having a kid will make me feel any different, I would think to myself….

Pets & Babies.

Fur babies. That’s what we call our pets before we have little human babies of our own. As a pet owner, I would post pictures of my dogs like they were kids. There were trips to the park, special birthday cookies, birthday hats on occasion, couch cuddles, and so many more special bonding things. There…