Sweetest Sounds in All the Land

Dear daughter,

The first time I heard your heartbeat I knew that quick pitter-patter was the most wonderful sound my ears had ever heard. Continue reading

Dear daughter, The first time I heard your heartbeat I knew that quick pitter-patter was the most wonderful sound my ears had ever heard. I anxiously awaited each checkup to again hear that welcome rhythm. It was the best sound this mama had ever heard… That is, until I heard you cry. The moment you … Continue reading Sweetest Sounds in All the Land

Potty Training 101 (Oh crap!!!)

It was getting closer to my dear daughter’s second birthday when I finally admitted I had put potty training off for too long. She had been displaying the “ready” signs Continue reading

It was getting closer to my dear daughter’s second birthday when I finally admitted I had put potty training off for too long. She had been displaying the “ready” signs for months now, but I wasn’t ready to lose the all-too-convenient diaper just yet. When I discovered other children her age were working on it, … Continue reading Potty Training 101 (Oh crap!!!)

The Pregnant Lady Ugly-Crying at the Mall

Yes, I was six months pregnant, alone, and ugly-crying in the middle of the mall the Saturday before school started. You can imagine the looks I received… I’m sure people thought my baby daddy had just abandoned me… Or maybe they actually thought I was an over-hormonal and emotional pregnant lady crying over something trivial… The reason may or may not really be the latter. Continue reading

Yes, I was six months pregnant, alone, and ugly-crying in the middle of the mall the Saturday before school started. You can imagine the looks I received… I’m sure people thought my baby daddy had just abandoned me… Or maybe they actually thought I was an over-hormonal and emotional pregnant lady crying over something trivial… … Continue reading The Pregnant Lady Ugly-Crying at the Mall

Mom Guilt and God’s Grace

Mom guilt is a real thing. It’s serious and has the potential to weigh you down and break your heart. It is a feeling I experience quite often, daily even.

When I have to go to work, but she wants me to watch the “cheeps”… Continue reading

Mom guilt is a real thing. It’s serious and has the potential to weigh you down and break your heart. It is a feeling I experience quite often, daily even. When I have to go to work, but she wants me to watch the "cheeps"… or play babies… or she wants to hold my hair… … Continue reading Mom Guilt and God’s Grace

Baby #2 Anxieties

As my little family of three is making plans, changes, and room to soon become a family of four, I have many internal anxieties about this expansion. Continue reading

As my little family of three is making plans, changes, and room to soon become a family of four, I have many internal anxieties about this expansion. First of all, when deciding to have a second, I tried researching the perfect age between siblings… And to save you the research time, I couldn’t find a … Continue reading Baby #2 Anxieties