My doctor told me yesterday that I need to be on a "soft" bedrest until I'm 36 weeks along. She didn't put me on strict bedrest because it's summer break so I'm not teaching at the moment, and she knows I have a toddler. Putting a toddler-mom on bedrest is the essentially the same thing as … Continue reading The Sweetest Moments
Yesterday morning was one of those mornings in our house. Isaiah woke up very cranky, very clingy, and way too early. Typically, he sleeps until I’m about ready for work. If he wakes up a few minutes early, he can normally entertain himself in his crib until I pick him up. But not this time. I … Continue reading Working Mom Guilt: The Lie we Tell Ourselves
My baby is one. Whew, even typing that makes me teary-eyed. I have been an emotional wreck this week. I think a big part of it is knowing that this will be Isaiah’s only birthday as our only baby. And that makes me feel really guilty. Josephine will probably get the short end of the … Continue reading Happy First Birthday, Isaiah!
Usually I try to create content on The Mama Collective that presents an issue I have faced, and a collection of ideas on how to deal with that issue (based on what I’ve learned). I don’t have that for you all today. I have more of a personal revelation to share, instead. Do you ever … Continue reading Marriage is Hard and Life is Busy
So, something I should share right off the bat here is that I hate diaper bags. I got so excited about shopping for one when I was pregnant with Isaiah. I was horrified at how expensive the ones I liked the most were, and it was tough for me to deal with the thought of … Continue reading A Minimalist Diaper Bag
Chris and I both work outside of the home. I have had my fair share of mental breakdowns about this, but 5 days a week I have to suck it up, put my big girl pants on, kiss my baby goodbye, and go to work. We both teach, and then Chris coaches. The days are long … Continue reading Breakfast Dates