Primary Breadwinner guilt

May 22, 2015 by

So as you all know I have been the primary breadwinner for a while, and in the last year the only working parent in our household. Before my second child Mabel was born my husband and I mutually spoke about having him stay home since daycare is atrocious and he was working so much as a chef he was never home and missed our first born son. He basically figured out that the promotion I got we could cover the bills if we tightened our reigns a bit.

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Tribute to my time with Aunt Flow

Apr 17, 2015 by

Being a woman and a mother has so many wonderful events, characteristics and things associated with our gender. Probably one the most defining differences we have between man and woman is that wonderful thing we call a menstrual cycle. The thing I refer to as “Aunt Flow” who likes to come and ruin every new pair of underwear I purchase. While I was in the restroom at work trying to contain aunt flow and hopefully not ruin my pants I started to think about how my view of her has changed over the years and most likely will continue to. So I give to you the different views/stages I have as a woman, and mother  had over the years about my period.

Age 15: God why do I not have my period! Every other girl does?! Period equals boobs and goddammit I want some boobs.

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My Defining Moment as a Parent

Jan 23, 2015 by

Since the day my first son was born there have been many moments that have made me feel like a parent. I transitioned from a selfish, fun, not-tired, carefree woman to a mother. From the first night home with my son staring into his eyes, to the weeks of consoling I gave to my colicky second born daughter I have definitely felt like a mother.

But in the last three years of being a mother I had my defining moment a months ago. But lets go back to a few years ago to get this story told correctly.

After the birth of my 9.1lb son I had been diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids and decided to get an easy outpatient banding procedure done. The O’Reagan System was fabulous, but unfortunately before I could complete the procedure (You go a couple of times) I got pregnant with my second child and wasn’t able to finish it completely.

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Be GONE Guilty Mom Gene!

Jan 9, 2015 by

 

Sometimes as mothers I think we are born and bred with a “Guilty” Gene. Before having kids I was definitely a lot less harsh on myself. Do not get me wrong I still beat myself over things like weight but overall I was pretty content.

Guilty Gene is imbedded in our DNA!

Guilty Gene is imbedded in our DNA!

Then BAM I give birth to my son and all of a sudden I feel guilty about everything. You know what I am talking about fellow working MOMS!

“Is he sleeping enough?”

“Shouldn’t he be crawling?”

“Oh my god he had eggs two days before recommended!”

“I am so exhausted and not so present at work”

“My poor husband has not seen a pretty version of me in months!”

And so on and so and so on….

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You know you are a parent when….Part 2

Jan 2, 2015 by

When I first started writing for the blog I wrote a post that stated when you know you are a mom and wanted to continue with this and I have over the last few years realized how much my life has changed for good, bad and just plain different.

You know you are a parent when:

1. You can no longer run, walk brisk or exercise (not like I am doing to much of it anyway) without pissing yourself.

2. You tell your partner you can have sex but don’t be concerned if you fall asleep in the middle of it.

You got five minutes buddy (Picture Credit)

You got five minutes buddy (Picture Credit)

3. You pass out before New Years Eve and not because of a drunken escapade, rather you are just lame and tired.

4. You realize you can never purchase anything nice without recognizing it will eventually have piss, puke or some bodily fluid on it.

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