I Gave Birth to Barnacle Babies

Photo by mauRÍCIO santos on Unsplash I 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 understandContinue reading “I Gave Birth to Barnacle Babies”

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 keepContinue reading “There’s nothing quite like the magic of babyhood”

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, itContinue reading “I tried a weighted blanket. Here’s what happened.”

I’m always anxious about my health

*This article originally appeared on Her View From Home. Anxiety and I have been acquaintances for a long time, but I didn’t get to know it intimately until recent years. Worrying, feeling unsettled or restless, and sensationalizing things were pillars in my home growing up. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I realizedContinue reading “I’m always anxious about my health”