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 yourContinue reading “Having a baby changes everything in a marriage”

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’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”

To the anxious mom, you are not invisible

*This article originally appeared on Her View From Home. I’ve seen you. I’ve seen you desperately cling to your baby while leaving him with a sitter for the first time. I’ve seen the glare on your face from your cell phone while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, desperate for sleep to come. I’ve seen you fireContinue reading “To the anxious mom, you are not invisible”

To the introverted mom who’s feeling overwhelmed

*This post originally appeared on Her View From Home. As an introvert, I am comfortable being alone. After spending time with large groups of people, I need my time and space to recharge. Therefore, socialization takes concerted effort and strategic planning (i.e. what is a reasonable amount of time to make an appearance and slipContinue reading “To the introverted mom who’s feeling overwhelmed”