When my oldest child was born, I hid. I kept secret the fact that we shared a bed, that I breastfed him almost around the clock and that I never, ever accepted his crying as necessary. The message from those around me was clear; Continue reading Alone to Confident: Parenting Outside of the Mainstream
My kids are with me around the clock. There is no part of this that I would change. Though I feel like I am losing myself in motherhood. This is what I am doing to connect with myself while mothering Continue reading Losing Myself in Motherhood
Before my husband and I were married, I told him that should we have children and that in the extremely unlikely event that I stayed home with them, this would be my only role. I would not default to chef, Continue reading House Rule #2: I Am Only The Mother
Earlier this week we met friends at the park- a typical day for us. As I was uploading the pictures I realized; it is all of these seemingly average days that are creating my children’s childhood- and my memory of Continue reading Just Another Day: My Gratitude Photo Journal
I am grateful to have a guest post from Mama Raw today. If you have not had a chance to check out the writings of this fierce and sensitive mama, I highly recommend that you do. Her words are beautiful Continue reading Sneaky Gender Roles: A Guest Post From Mama Raw
Do Not Want to Miss It Jennifer Andersen How do I explain the monotony that I experience at least once during each of my days now? That chasing my two year old around the yard while he stops and Continue reading Do Not Want to Miss It
Today I offer prayers for children who are hurting. Whether it is from an illness or abuse or a void in their lives, I pray for them. I pray that they know comfort and feel our love. That their hurts Continue reading Sunday Prayers: Prayers for Children who are Hurting
As spring heads our way, the days are becoming brighter, and the nights more beautiful. So this week I am grateful for: Giant creatures that can be climbed all day long, and quiet moments that are naturally bright. For using Continue reading Natural Light: My Gratitude Photo Journal.
Is Spin Class Utopia?! She had to be kidding! I am maintaining my commitment to myself and my family of getting myself feeling good again. On Tuesday I was at Spin class (a stationary biking class that is shockingly Continue reading Spin Class is Utopia?!
Instead of being reminded that I was taking superb care of my first baby when he was born, I was encouraged to distance myself from my him. By sleeping away from him, putting him in a swing far away from Continue reading Choices for All.
It is my only explanation.
I have committed. While I am sure that every body feels better when regular exercise is a part of their life, mine seems to require it. Fogginess, haze, irritability and general “blah’s” are my bodies response to an inactive life. Continue reading Eye of the Mother F&%$ing Tiger.
All of us parents have been there. Maybe it was because we had a coffee too late in the day or because our baby is cutting teeth. Or we might have had three consecutive nights with only a few hours Continue reading 10 Ways to Handle the Day With Children after a Sleepless Night.
I was reeling for months after my first child was born. I could not believe what was happening. Everything was surreal, I felt like I had stepped into a life that was meant for somebody else. Somebody more organized, rational, Continue reading No Better Mother