They’re the best ones.

You know how sometimes something someone says just sticks with you? My uncle bought us a Gathre mat from our baby registry. With it, he included a note that said something to the effect of “Enjoy these years. They’re the best ones.” I remember thinking that it was sweet, as he has grown children and now a grandchild and how…

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How I Get Stuff Done With A Baby

It’s safe to say that your potential for productivity plummets with an infant at home. Between breastfeeding every two hours, a baby who mostly wants to be held, and general fussiness, it feels like the days fly by. At the end of the day I look around and I’m like, what did I even do today? As I shared yesterday,…

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I Didn’t Go Back to Work

I’ve been sheepish about posting this for a while now. It feels like a huge step to put it out there beyond my immediate family and close friends. Like I’ll be judged, looked down on, or somehow anti-feminist for it. But then I think about how happy I am about our decision and I’m like, why do I feel like…

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8 Things No One Told Me About Motherhood

I’ve read many perspectives on motherhood. After years of reading Mommy blogs and having a few friends with babies, I thought I’d heard it all in terms of what to expect. I was wrong. You’re bound to be shocked by some element of parenthood. Here are a few things no one told me about motherhood… It’s hard on your clothes….

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The Terror of the First Trimester

People will tell you all sorts of things about pregnancy. I knew all about morning sickness, exhaustion, and the moodiness. I was ready to be repulsed by smells, to crave weird foods, and to need to take naps. I expected to cut back on caffeine and to miss red wine and to feel bloated and weird. What I wasn’t expecting…

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