Parenthood

Body Image and Beauty

Throughout everyone single person’s life they will have a battle with body image and how they perceive themselves to some extent. “Why can’t I look like her?” “I wish I was skinnier” “If only my boobs were bigger” I wish, Why, If only… every last thought that follows those words will only hinder how we… Continue reading Body Image and Beauty

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Parenthood

Bed Sharing

Out of the great need to save my sanity I have started bed sharing with my children. If you know me I swore I would never do this, like every mother out there that says the same thing to one thing or another. Yes, yes get your laughter in, I’ll wait. Done now? Terrific. Whelp,… Continue reading Bed Sharing

Birth · Parenthood · Pregancy

Becoming a Mother

To my childhood friend before the birth of your daughter: We have been friends for as long as I can remember. Although we don’t talk as regularly as we used to I’m thrilled we are still there for the big events in each other’s lives. I can’t believe how soon it will be until your… Continue reading Becoming a Mother

Parenthood

My Arms

My arms are strong And yet they are weak They comfort, protect and hold you Never have they been so full   My arms are strong Some days feel like they carry the weight of the world But the moment you snuggle close I could hold you forever without tiring   My arms are strong… Continue reading My Arms

Parenthood

525,600 Minutes

I’m feeling sappy this week as you can tell by my writing, but this week has been full of all the feels. My babies are growing up, on one hand I’m so happy to see them grow but on the flip side it just seems to go so fast. My son turned 1 yesterday and… Continue reading 525,600 Minutes

Parenthood

A Letter To My Firstborn

L, My oh my where do I begin? How about this? Happy Birthday my beautiful 3 year old! I can’t believe it has already been three years since you have joined this world, and what a ride it has been. Three years! That’s 36 months, 156 weeks, 1,095 days, and 26,280 hours and yet at… Continue reading A Letter To My Firstborn

Marriage · Parenthood · Relationships

Split Attention

While talking to one of my mom friends tonight and we each have two kids; our youngest kids are only a month apart (10 and 11 months), we needed another mother to commiserate with about how stressful parenting more than one child at a time can be. The jealousy, split attention all that comes along… Continue reading Split Attention

Marriage · Relationships

My Husband

My husband Shawn and I have been together for eight years and married for five of those years, and boy what an adventure it has been thus far.   We met while we were in high school but we never really hung out. There was a class called JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) that… Continue reading My Husband

Mommy Only · Parenthood

Self- Knowledge

As the movie Divergent is playing on the television I watch the parent’s faces as their daughter Beatrice picks a different faction than theirs and it’s heartbreaking. They look so devastated at the same time though Beatrice may look sad but there is also relief. She made a choice that was from her heart, she… Continue reading Self- Knowledge