The 9 Months After

It’s February. There’s a chill in the air like no other. A kidney stone, a five-day hospital stay, and a traumatic birth bring her into the world two weeks early. I fall back onto the bed, surely dying, but then they hand me a wailing newborn. She’s orange with jaundice - tiny and helpless, screaming.… Continue reading The 9 Months After

If You Give A Girl A Husband, A Baby, and A Job, She’ll Probably Rock It (Unless She’s Me)

If you think you know how I'm doing, you might be surprised. If you think I'm handling life well, you'd be wrong. The truth is, I lock myself out of the house. I forget my computer. I leave my debit card at the coffee shop I go to for lunch at 3:00 pm - (I… Continue reading If You Give A Girl A Husband, A Baby, and A Job, She’ll Probably Rock It (Unless She’s Me)

New Mama Care Tips

Here is the list I wish someone had sent me before I had my daughter. Postpartum care for your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. All new mommas and those who are about to be mommas, take note! POSTPARTUM CARE TIPS Physical Lots and lots of witch hazel pads, ice packs, pain medicine, feminine spray… Continue reading New Mama Care Tips

To My Sisters Waiting for A Baby, From Your Pregnant Friend

I woke up the Saturday morning before Father's Day, and unwrapped a little purple box. My husband was at work, so it was the perfect time. I had wondered about how amazing it would be if our dream came true just in time to surprise my husband with a "Happy Father's Day!" For several months,… Continue reading To My Sisters Waiting for A Baby, From Your Pregnant Friend