Motherhood

Reflections on Extended Breastfeeding {One Mother’s Journey}

May 27, 2013

Today I was struck by the beauty of my breastfeeding relationship with my son. The light filtered through the window after our nap, the new crisp white sheets I had just put on the bed felt heavenly and looked so pure. My son’s hair – a golden blond – was moving in the breeze from […]

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To My Little Sister

May 13, 2013

To my little sister, You’re 38 weeks pregnant now, and as you approach your ‘due date’, there are some things I want you to know. This time is sacred. I bet you hate hearing that, but it is. Right now your baby is listening to your heartbeat, sleeping and moving and safe within you. Women […]

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From The Darkness Into The Light {A Story Of Postnatal Depression}

May 5, 2013

Here is my PND story. Well, the early days. If someone had sat me down and told me that the days and weeks following the birth of my baby were going to be harder than giving birth to a 4210g baby at home, drug-free, I’d have told them they were crazy and sent them on their […]

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‘Roommate Wanted’ {Going from One Child to Two!}

April 29, 2013

As I was washing laundry the other day, listening to my boys playing happily and giggling, it dawned on me that we had finally found our groove. My eldest son came into the kitchen where I was folding with an activity book and instantly started asking an array of questions, most of them irrelevant and […]

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“Infertility is a funny beast.” | Thoughts On Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy And Motherhood

April 24, 2013

Thank you Sarah, for sharing your thoughts and experiences. Infertility is a funny beast; it affects your life in so many different ways. We had issues conceiving our first child, spent almost 30 months trying to conceive and had begun the testing process that had showed up a few issues. Miraculously I found out I […]

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“I figured this was just how things were supposed to be.” {A Story Of Postpartum Depression}

April 20, 2013

I know that postpartum depression isn’t something that people LOVE to talk about. It’s uncomfortable for so many reasons. Some people like to carry on as if it doesn’t exist and harass and insult women struggling with it. For some reason, there is an extra stigma attached to it. Having depression is ‘acceptable’ but having […]

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My Postpartum Body {A Poem}

April 7, 2013

Once upon a time, My skin was smooth. Unscarred. It stretched trimly Over firm muscles And created soft dips down between bones. My hips were tight and narrow. My breasts were small and neat. But with the energy of new life, Every cell in my body was changed And forgot the old ways of being. […]

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The Strength of Words

April 3, 2013

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” – George Orwell I woke up in a daze and headed to go to the bathroom for the 3rd time that morning. I couldn’t believe it was already the 3rd trip this morning, come on, I was only 12 weeks pregnant. The baby isn’t that […]

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Breaking Down Boxes – A Follow-up PPD Post!

April 1, 2013

I cannot tell all of you who commented on my guest post on Post-Partum Depression (PPD) how much all of your comments meant to me. Somehow January always seems to re-share my guest post on days where I am having an extra tough time and just reading your thanks and knowing that I am not […]

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Hello Aunt Flo {And Toxins?}

March 27, 2013

Lets talk about PERIODS. Cycles. The Curse. Aunt Flo. Your Monthly Visitor. You know…that thing. The thing you were most likely taught to hide at all costs and were so afraid to be shamed about, be it from a stain on your pants to an “odor”, to hell…just being a woman. Now readers – this […]

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