Hope and Heartache: A Playlist for the Baby Blues

I live music. It symphonizes moods. The rhythm of a song can serve as a metronome for our level of adrenaline. The cacophonous or euphonious combination of instruments can mirror the conversational tones in our heads. The lyrics vocalize our truths when we lack the ability to do so. Music. Is. Therapy. And, luckily, the … Continue reading Hope and Heartache: A Playlist for the Baby Blues

Why You Should Not Feel Guilty When You Reach Your Breaking Point as A Parent

Photo by joffi You ever have that split second moment when you feel like you are ready to toss your kid into a trash can? Yep, that was me. Luckily, my husband woke up from his day-sleep (he works a 12 hour night shift), and took my son before I lost the last ounce of … Continue reading Why You Should Not Feel Guilty When You Reach Your Breaking Point as A Parent

Mantra for Mamas: Discovering Words to Support Your Search for Tranquility

Breathe in. Breathe out. Feel better? If only it were that simple. After a day of caring for an infant, it is not always easy to feel any sort of tranquility. I'll start off by saying that my son, Theo, is seriously adorable. Yes, all mothers say that...but who would actually admit otherwise? (Oh, my … Continue reading Mantra for Mamas: Discovering Words to Support Your Search for Tranquility

Bad Mama: The Internal Struggle Between Choosing Time For Yourself and Time with Your Baby

Today I was a bad mama. No, I didn't beat my child, or neglect him to the point where DCFS needs to come banging on my door. But I did neglect him. His calls to be picked up, anyway. His constant shrieks for attention. His tiny little arms flailing about, signaling to me that he … Continue reading Bad Mama: The Internal Struggle Between Choosing Time For Yourself and Time with Your Baby

The Struggle with Baby Blues and How They Can Affect a Marriage

Let's talk for a minute about baby blues. If you never experienced it, I am very happy for you. If you have (or are), I was right there with you, sister. And it sucks. Before delving into the fresh hell that is baby blues, I would like to briefly tell you about the journey that … Continue reading The Struggle with Baby Blues and How They Can Affect a Marriage

Anxiety and a Tiny Baby: Questioning If My Baby is “Normal”

Moms who overthink like me, the struggle is real. I know some of the struggles mothers face are probably universal, but there are times when those of us that tend to think compulsively are tormented by questions pertaining to the health and happiness of our children. Is my child eating enough? Does my child's cough … Continue reading Anxiety and a Tiny Baby: Questioning If My Baby is “Normal”

Beyond Caffeine: More Energy for the Sleep Deprived Mama

*The tips in this blog tend to focus more on helping mothers feel more energized through a holistic approach -- just a heads up! Sleep. I could write an Ode to Sleep and if you are a parent, you may feel similarly. Coffee, or a Five Hour Energy, are both ways to give you a … Continue reading Beyond Caffeine: More Energy for the Sleep Deprived Mama

My Parenting Expectations Pre-Birth Were Pointless

Parenting is hard. It is a full-time job that requires you to keep a tiny human alive while you adjust (and let's face it, sacrifice) many, if not all, aspects of your life. Now, you may already be thinking, Well, duh! Any one could have told you that! And to be frank, I was one of those … Continue reading My Parenting Expectations Pre-Birth Were Pointless