I wanted to tell you something pithy and sweet about breastfeeding; anything I put down just came across as insincere and trite. The truth is, nursing a child is not something easily done, or easily explained. I find the whole experience so contradictory, a few neatly packaged words aren’t enough. Breastfeeding is the most foreign
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My daughter has never been a good sleeper. We know that. I spent a large part of my evenings and overnights during the first two years of her life nursing her to sleep and all night long. Even when she started nursing less frequently overnight, my husband and I took turns going in at night
My daughter has a lot of nice things to play with, and yet I hate nearly all of them. She has princess toys, dress up clothes, puzzles, matching games, doctor kits, trucks, dolls…you name it. And there’s very few out of that list that I like. The ones I hate the most have digitized music
On the tough days, I count down the minutes until nap time. Until bedtime. Until I can get some space. Being home with my daughter full time, we are used to spending the majority of our time together, for better or for worse. Then of course there are days like today where she was wonderful.
I returned to school to make a career change, but the impact goes beyond how it affects me personally. Returning to school has also been beneficial for our family as a whole. Here’s why. We are deciding what’s important. I find myself in the library to get my work done. A LOT. Prior to going
I have a fear of heights. They say the fear of heights is actually the fear of falling, and I suppose that’s true. Elevators with glass walls, roller coasters, very tall buildings – I try to avoid them. Add in the motion that comes with some of those, and I’m toast. I also have an
Bear with me. I’m tired.I know you all can relate. I love caring for my nephew, and cherish the time we get to spend together. I know it helps my sister out, I get precious time with that darling baby boy, and I appreciate that my daughter has a chance to bond with her cousin
I’ve done it – taken the leap and returned to school to get my Associates (possibly Bachelors?) in nursing and making a major career change. And you know what? School is even better this time than it was when I got my first Bachelors. Here’s why: I can have glass of wine while doing homework.
When my daughter was born she had had a tiny bit of brown fuzz that covered her head. Over those first several months, the hair slowly fell out – all except for a tiny patch at the base of her neck. As the hair grew back (blonde!) as she got older, the original patch continued
Ever have that moment when you feel validated for the job you’re doing as a parent? Let’s face it, those moments can be few and far between, but this past weekend, I experienced one of them. I’m a stickler with my daughter about thankfulness about appreciating what she has; as an only child in our