Planning for… being present

A few weeks ago, I shared, along with some of my anxieties, that I’d made a choice to focus on those things that I CAN do in the face of uncertainty. Since then I’ve had some surprising conversations with friends and family about my post and realized that more people struggle with that than I … Continue reading Planning for… being present

Planning for… something different

I had a whole content series lined up for July and August about getting ready for school. I had a list of books about kindergarten, about classroom rules and behavior, and about being part of a classroom community. I was READY to prepare Tiny for kindergarten this year. But nothing has turned out the way … Continue reading Planning for… something different

New mama products I still love…

Bringing a baby into your life means bringing lots of extra stuff into your home. Cribs, bassinets, clothes, diaper pails, changing tables, bottles, strollers, car seats, and rocking chairs. But being new parents - especially being a new mama - also means you add to your own collection of personal care products. From hands-free pumping … Continue reading New mama products I still love…

When being pregnant is not what you thought it would be

I have several friends who are pregnant with their second or third kid right now. And, so, it seems that every girls night or play date turns to the question: "Are you going to have more kids?" Inevitably I have to defend my choice not to have more than one kid. Society encourages girls to … Continue reading When being pregnant is not what you thought it would be

When being a mom isn’t what you thought it would be

Motherhood is hard. It's busy. It's exhausting. It's never-ending. It's filled with endless requests for cuddles, snacks, hunts for lost toys, band-aids, butt-wipes, and other relentless ways in which we are asked care for these little lives we brought into the world. And you can't even go to bed when you're tired because you have … Continue reading When being a mom isn’t what you thought it would be