Tag: babies

Guilty: I’m Lying When I Say I’m Okay

Back track to a few weeks ago on a Saturday night… Mom’s first night out solo–Wahooooo! Am I right?  Who can relate? I was kind of excited to run out the door. This was my first time going out for longer than two hours in the past three and a half months. I was going

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I could get used to this

  If someone told me 20 years ago that in 2016 I’d be working as a nurse and happily living 25 miles from the town where I grew up, I probably would have socked them.  In June of 1993, I graduated from high school and hustled out of Connecticut with no plans to come back. Acutely aware of – but

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A Baby Comes Out of a Woman’s Vagina

Recently my 5-year old has enjoyed hearing stories about when I was pregnant with him.  He knows that he “grew in my belly” and he thinks it’s absolutely hilarious that he used to kick and punch me from the inside.  He is fascinated when I tell him that I used to see his little fists and

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Mother (hardly) knows best….

Over the past decade, I have worked hard to become a good nurse. Initially quite cautious, over the years I have developed confidence in my abilities, and now pride myself on remaining calm while fielding acute crises. Clinical judgement is equal parts education, training, experience, and common sense, and virtually no one is blessed with all of these components

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My Postpartum Depression Story – Emerging on the Other Side

It’s been almost four years since that June morning and I am no longer depressed.  I have a second son now and didn’t have postpartum depression with him.  I have since bonded with and love both of my boys more than anything in my life.  My bond is strong and secure with my sons.   

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Motherhood: the Good, the Gross, and Everything in Between

Last night I was in full-blown Super Mom mode, multi-tasking like a pro.  Seriously, you should have seen me: feeding the baby, playing with my three-year old, changing diapers, preparing clothes and food for the next day, all while cooking a New Year’s resolution-inspired healthy dinner for Hub and me.  Then in a second it all

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