Having a baby changes everything in a marriage

*This article originally appeared on Her View From Home. I know you’re nervous. I know you’re excited. I know you’re feeling a love you never thought possible. A newborn baby, or a child placed in your arms—your child. You’ve been overwhelmed by polite smiles and unsolicited “words of advice” about how to care for your [...]

I Gave Birth to Barnacle Babies

I Gave Birth to Barnacle Babies

Photo by mauRÍCIO santos on UnsplashI live smack dab in the middle of the country, no oceans around for more than a thousand miles. And yet, I have barnacles. I took sail on my mother ship not knowing what to expect. I had an idea of what my course would look like, but you never truly understand motherhood [...]

There’s nothing quite like the magic of babyhood

*This article originally appeared on Her View From Home. Big brown eyes bordered by long delicate lashes lock with mine. Chubby cheeks grow rounder as a toothless smile spreads across his face. His feet kick excitedly and his arms reach out toward me. If I could freeze time, it’s moments like this that I’d keep [...]

I tried a weighted blanket. Here’s what happened.

Turns out weighted blankets aren't miracle workers. At least not for me. I believed weighted blankets were the unicorns of the sleep world, and catching one would surely grant me immediate access to an uninterrupted night's sleep. Oh, the things you believe when you're exhausted. Weighted blankets have become a trendy thing. With me, it [...]

My mom bod is a gift

*This post originally appeared on Today Parenting team I look at a photo my husband took of me and our boys at a recent outing. Like most pictures of myself, I let out a heavy sigh as I analyze how I look in the photo. Our boys are so beautiful I often feel like I [...]