I feel you. I really do. For the last two months, I haven't been to church, and it's only been the last several weeks that I've been able to watch our service online. I'm so tired. I cancel plans a lot. Being pregnant, with a 10 month old at home, I'm very careful about how … Continue reading To the Momma Who Feels Like She Has to Apologize
It's only Tuesday, and at that, the sun is practically setting outside my windows already. Before I was a mom, I looked forward to this day every year. Because, I did manage to get that extra hour of sleep. Not so as a mom, because babies don't understand time change. (This is going to make … Continue reading Thoughts from a Mom After Daylight Savings Time Ends
What a day yesterday was. It's been disappointing, insomnia has hit, and I've been feeling like crap for most of the week. So, last night, I had hubby move our TV into the bedroom so I could just spend time with the family in bed in my PJs, and, now, we are probably killing our … Continue reading An Imperfect Mom Kind of Night
So, I'm learning. Learning to choose joy in the hurt, choose love in the anxiety, and choose gratitude even in the hard times. Because, life looks better when we choose these instead.
There are a lot of roles we can take on in life that teach us our limits, our abilities, and our shortcomings. For example, working in day treatment for 3 years has taught me I don't belong in that restrictive of a setting - that high stress. So, a hospital or crisis center is out … Continue reading You’re NOT a Bad Mom: Knowing Your Limits
Dear momma, I see those tears. I feel the ache in your heart. I feel the loneliness & shame. And, I feel the immense love you can barely contain.
When our bodies or minds seem to be against us. When I first began writing this, it was about feeling normal after pregnancy. And then I thought about breastfeeding. When will I feel normal? When will I feel human? I kept asking myself these questions. I knew it would be a while. With the growing … Continue reading When Will I Feel Normal?
Y'all, these pregnancy hormones are no joke. If you read one of my most recent posts, you know my hubby & I are trying to eat at home more, with me meal planning & cooking. The last two days (yes, two days in a row), I messed up our meal. Like, royally messed up. Like, ruined. And … Continue reading Pregnancy Hormones, Mom Shaming, & My Second Trimester Must-Haves
Pregnancy and motherhood are filled with ups and downs.