My take on the joys and difficulties of being a parent, here I am not pretending to know it all… at all just trying to figure it out like every other parent on the planet and have some fun doing it. :)
Sometimes I think being a mother gets a bad wrap. Shame, I am not much help because I feel like sometimes I complain talk a lot about the bad stuff, it’s not intentional though. I don’t tell people I’ve been up since 4:30am because I want them to think motherhood is terrible. It’s not. No, really I’m not even kidding. I love being a mom. Aside from the lack of sleep, and forgetting to brush your hair some days – really, there are perks!
Firstly, it is absolutely inherent to my being, and I can’t imagine myself not being a mom. I decided that after it took me forever to explain why I rocked motherhood last week, I would get some reasons together about why I love it. Which is WAY easier! (more…)
So when last did you look at your life, and pat yourself on the back for all the things you did...right? Yes, you read that correctly – the things you did right! Skip the mom guilt, all the mistakes you made, and things you could have done better? I’m guessing that just like me, you don’t actually look at those aspects very often. And when you do – like me you sit scratching your head in wonder, at what those “right” things might be. (more…)
Most women look forward to having kids one day, its part of our picture perfect dream of our lives – together with white picket fences. One day, when it happens for us, there is so much joy, and excitement. So much preparation. SO. MUCH. PREPARATION. Everything should be perfect for this new little life. Yet, in all my preparations, no one prepared me for the “mom judgement”. (more…)
More than anything else, the title of this post is aimed at me. At my struggle. My struggle with postnatal depression.
Daniel is a week shy of 8 months, he is exclusively breastfed and one of the sweetest babies. I am not just saying that. It’s hard to blame my “baby blues” on him is all I mean, which is something I did for a long time. I told myself it was okay to feel tired, (more…)
Daniel and I got the silver boob award last month hooray! For those of who don’t know what that means, basically I exclusively breastfed him for 6 months. Why an award you might be wondering? Well! Let me just tell you that choosing to breastfeed your baby is NOT for the faint of heart! (more…)