Tag: baby

If You Bring a Baby To the Beach : A Minimalists...

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There's a book I'm sure everyone knows, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie", where the mouse's list grows and grows. When it comes...

Adoption Chronicles :: Part 4

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Do you believe in miracles? I do. Every time I look at our beautiful baby's face, I am reminded that miracles happen. I'll be honest here....

Spending My “Baby Year” in Quarantine

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Shortly after my third child was born, a neighbor very kindly picked up my eldest from school to help me out. As I thanked...

I Want My Boobs Back

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I’ve always been kinda, sorta “crunchy”. I grew up going to a summer camp where they swore by the “if it’s yellow, let it...

The One Thing You Should Never Say to a New Mom

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I hesitated to share these thoughts because I don’t want to be seen as negative, witchy, or ungrateful. But after thinking about it for...

I Didn’t Know My Own Baby

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I know my two daughters better than anyone...even themselves. I know that my oldest is a typical first-born who likes to make the rules and...

You Don’t Have to Cherish the Moments

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As a new mom, you hear a lot of cliches. As a mom of twins, I got a lot of, "Bless your hearts," and...

Are We Crazy? Top Five Reasons to Have Children Close Together

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We are choosing to have our children 17 months apart. Some people might think we are crazy. Some days (particularly when my back hurts...

A Letter to My First Born

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To My Darling Daughter,  I always knew that I wanted to be a mom. If your dad had on board with it, I would have...

10 Mom-Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

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Motherhood is a tough gig. As moms (and women), we're constantly doubting ourselves and questioning our worth and abilities as caregivers, partners, friends, or...