When Mommy Still Hasn’t Come Up For Air

***This is a very real and raw glimpse into the mind of someone who has gone through PPD or postpartum anxiety. This post is not encouraging, uplifting or inspiring. I didn't write it for anyone, I wrote it as a way to start to process what I've been through over the last year and get… Continue reading When Mommy Still Hasn’t Come Up For Air

Ultimate TTC & Pregnancy Guide for First-Time Mommas

Hi, friends! I wanted to write a post for those moms who either 1) just found out they're expecting, 2) are in the first trimester but haven't broken the news yet, or 3) are hoping to get pregnant soon. Those first months can be hard, not only because the fatigue and morning sickness are so… Continue reading Ultimate TTC & Pregnancy Guide for First-Time Mommas

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

My Postpartum Depression Story & Real Hope For New Moms

Every new parent will tell you that the newborn days are a blur, and it's true. You lose track of what day it is, what time it is, and whether it's day or night. You're up around the clock, so your entire rhythm is thrown completely out of whack. You're exhausted, overwhelmed, and all you… Continue reading My Postpartum Depression Story & Real Hope For New Moms

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