Why You Should Not Feel Guilty If You Don’t Love Your Child at Birth

I did not love my son when he was born. There were no internal fireworks or choruses of angels to signify that this child, this tiny infant, would be the subject of my unadulterated love. He felt like nothing more than a stranger. This sensation, this absence of undying love for the child that had … Continue reading Why You Should Not Feel Guilty If You Don’t Love Your Child at Birth

Why Being a Parent is Awesome

Parenting can suck. Really, really, suck. You don't sleep, your eating habits may be questionable, your alone time is minimal (possibly nonexistent), and you question everything. (Is now a good time to start sleep training? Is the shape of my son's head ever going to look normal? Have I chosen the right daycare? Should I … Continue reading Why Being a Parent is Awesome

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

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