Without having regular menstrual cycles, it’s easy to feel like your body’s gone rogue. While it’s normal (and expected) to experience the lack of a period after giving birth, I was feeling anxious about its continued absence at 20 months postpartum. The sheer amount of pregnancy tests that I took in the last year is… Continue reading Worried About No Period Almost 2 Years Postpartum? I was too.
If you would have told my freshly postpartum self that I would nurse my son until 3 days before he turned 21 months old, I would never have believed you. My initial goal was to make it to the one year mark when milk is no longer considered a child’s main food source, but even… Continue reading Weaning A Toddler: The End of My 21-Month Breastfeeding Journey
Before having my son, I hadn’t held a baby for more than 30 seconds, and I had never changed a diaper. I honestly told my parents when I was growing up that I couldn’t see myself ever being a stay-at-home mom. As someone who has always had the tendency to be anxious and likes to… Continue reading A Morning in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Mom with a Young Toddler
I don’t know about you, but I am seriously struggling to believe that Christmas is next week. At least in Indiana, the weather is throwing me off. It will be in the 60s one day and in the 30s the next. I keep taking my son to the park thinking it will be the last… Continue reading Weekday Dinner Menu Episode 2: Vegetarian Meals and Mom Tips
When my son was a newborn, I didn’t understand how people could enjoy breastfeeding. My nipples were drier than the Sahara desert, and I literally felt like I had boulders attached to my chest. I was discouraged by how hard it was to get a successful latch, because I thought that it would come naturally… Continue reading 1 Year Breastfeeding as a Vegetarian
All in all, give yourself grace. Feeling anxious and overwhelmed doesn't make you a bad mom. It means you care, and your baby will be thankful someday for all of the thought you put into making sure that they thrive. I've found that motherhood is such a raw, emotional experience. I feel so much more, and I'm more in tune with what it means to live. That can be really stressful, but I can't think of anything much more beautiful in the purest sense. I am a mother. I get to watch life blossom in my son, and I want him to see life blossom in me too.
It's December's spirit month! It frosted here on December first, and when I looked out and saw how it glistened, I was reminded of how much I love my December Snow. I think snow will always hold a special place in my heart now. Anyways, Ember is almost 4 months old, and by now I… Continue reading Balancing New Parenthood and Marriage
If reading about boobs makes you uncomfortable, this is not the blog post for you. Breastfeeding has become a huge part of my everyday life, and I'm still in awe. It's a beautiful, weird, and nerve-wracking experience that I'm so grateful for. If you find it gross, you've been warned! Towards the end of pregnancy,… Continue reading Breastfeeding Journey: 2 Months Down