November 6, 2017

Ask any pregnant woman what her number one complaint is besides the obvious discomfort and inevitable pain? Odds are it's the unsolicited advice or comments on the appearance of her ever changing pregnant body.

"Are you having twins?" 

                    "Umm, I'm not."

You get the picture...

With my first child, I started hearing more and more women say things to me like, "Your body will never, ever be the same again," "...

June 13, 2017

Birth is birth.

The point is to get. it. out.

I think it needs to be prefaced that having a natural birth experience, does not mean you are all superior to women who do have to have interventions or decide they want medication during birth. Birth is not a competition. There is no one right way to have a baby, and some women don't even get a choice. This post is not intended to belittle or shame women who have a different birth s...

May 4, 2017

Some days are just really hard.

I recently had one of those days. Pregnancy wasn'ttreating me too kindly. Every single muscle in my body hurt. Full term, anxious, and ready to pop at any day with a seven pound baby showing off his martial art skills inside, is just not pleasant. On top of that, I'm pretty sure my son bruised one of my ribs, leaving me with even more limited mobility and very painful breathing. Yes, the baby can...

April 5, 2017

The first year of motherhood is exhilarating.

It's emotionally reckless. It's messy, and trust me, it is absolutely exhausting.

When I first got pregnant, I was a newlywed starting a new life with my husband. I was so excited to be pregnant with my first child, and I couldn't wait to meet my daughter. I focused so much time & energy on having a healthy pregnancy, staying active, and being very practical for the days to come. I...

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