30 Days of Gratitude

If you love the unspoken laws of Social Media, this series might not be for you. I didn’t start it on the 1st and it certainly isn’t November. For most, January is the month for Whole 30, new fitness strategies, and decluttering. This year, for my fresh start, I want to root myself in thankfulness,…

A year as Mama

I rocked her in the glider this morning after a hearty struggle to get her down for a nap. Her sweaty little head on my shoulder showed that she put up a good fight, alternating between coy smiles and tense shouts to try to evade this sleep. Sleep she, and really I, needs to make…

Gentle to whom?

Let’s acknowledge that babies, moms, and families as a whole all have their nuances. If a mom reaches out, lets not be so quick to impose what works for us as the hard and fast law of raising kids.

If breast is best why do my boobs always hurt?

Let’s get real. I must be some kind of massochist to still be breastfeeding my daughter. Before having Lu, I was the breastfeeding queen, I reigned over my pinterest board and poured through hashtagged Insta pics to see what I was up against. Awww, look at all of those mamas breastfeeding while doing yoga under…