How I Grew My Freezer Stash to More Than 100 Bags of Breast Milk

With my baby turning 8 months, I can't believe I've been I've been breastfeeding/pumping exclusively this entire time. I've gone through ups and downs of uncertainty if my supply would keep up thanks to illness and everyday stresses. But the other day, I opened up our deep freeze and saw over 100 bags of my [...]

My best made plans can be found on my pillow

My best made plans can be found on my pillow

Somehow my baby turned 8 months today. Time really flies. Like, seriously. Sleep still eludes me. The baby has been waking up numerous times a night for months, like a repeat of his older brother. Speaking of, my three year old has been waking up once during the night most nights recently. He either demands [...]

The 4-letter word I don’t like my son to say

The 4-letter word I don’t like my son to say

The first – and only – time I heard it, it stung like a knife through my tender mommy heart. My son, the threenager, was aiming his frustration toward me. He was upset with me for some typical three-year-old reason that I have since forgotten. He hesitated before he found the word his young mind [...]

The Hardest Job You Will Ever Have

The Hardest Job You Will Ever Have

No one prepares you for what motherhood is really like. People may say it's the hardest job you will ever have, but they never delve into specifics. You smile and nod along, unaware of what is to come once you have kids. They don't tell you the mind-altering state of sleep deprivation you reach when [...]

Holiday Hangover

I miraculously survived the holidays. I hope you all did too. Being an introvert, social gatherings are exhausting. Running around from one celebration to another is not my idea of a good time. Every year my wish is to just stay at home with my husband and kids and just enjoy a relaxing day together. [...]

It’s Bittersweet, Baby

Guys, I don't know what's up with me lately. I seem to be in a baby fever phase...and I have a baby. My baby is six months old, which seems impossible. Where did the time go? And for months I've been obsessing over babies. I'm starting to believe this is a result of realizing that [...]

Colson and Joe breastfeeding box review – December 2018

It's odd how I felt like a month flew by while at the same time feeling like forever since I had received my last Colson & Joe box! I guess that's what happens when you are anxiously awaiting something. My December box arrived the other day and I was excited to see what was inside [...]

For all the moms who feel a little lost

I can say with complete honesty that being a mom is one of the most glorious things I've done, but it's also been the hardest by far. Along with all the snuggles, giggles, and childish wonder, motherhood brings exhaustion and sacrifice. I think we've all been there. Before kids you swear you won't let them [...]

Know a ‘Poor Me’ person? Don’t let them drain you.

Know a ‘Poor Me’ person? Don’t let them drain you.

I try not to do posts like this because I'd rather spread happiness instead of dragging my dark cloud over people. But sometimes I just have to get it out in fear it will consume me. Do you know someone who is Master of their own Misery? I do. And damn, is it relentless. Let [...]