They Grow Up So Quickly

It's nine o'clock am. The TV keeps annoyingly telling me to touch my head, shoulders, knees, and toes. My half-drunken tea is cold and my baby (well, he's not really a "baby" anymore, having reached the toddler stage at sixteen months) is glaring at me. He stands defiantly. His pudgy finger points to the tag … Continue reading They Grow Up So Quickly

Reasons Why You Should Try Singing to Your Baby

I love to sing. I always have. When I was little, I used to prance around my parent's living room, singing along with The B-52s, The Bangles, Belinda Carlisle, or The Moody Blues (usually wearing bright pink rouge with a matching pink tutu). Years later, I continued to sing in the school choir and in … Continue reading Reasons Why You Should Try Singing to Your Baby

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

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