I define body acceptance as: treating my body with respect, dignity, and love no matter what it looks like or it's current size. There may be things I want to work on, or struggle with, but my body always deserves to be treated with dignity - because it's my only vessel in this life. It deserves to be… Continue reading Why Body Acceptance Is A Major Part Of Self-Acceptance
Dear SJ, my sweet son, What an adventure we are about to begin together. I can't even imagine how I'll feel when I see your face for the first time. Your time in my belly has been so special and sweet, for me and your dad and your big sister. We are all so excited… Continue reading Dear SJ
Dear JJ, My sweet first born, my darling daughter, I have so many feelings about giving you the gift of a sibling next month. While I'm a little sad about losing our sweet time, just you and me, I'm also so sure that the gift of a sibling is one of the greatest gifts I… Continue reading Dear JJ
Dear postpartum me, You are beautiful. You are amazing. Your body has done something so remarkable. Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding - you are a hero. Promise me, promise me, that as you take the next 6 weeks (and beyond) you'll just enjoy your baby and soak up every moment of newborn goodness. Promise me that you'll also take… Continue reading Dear postpartum me,
The journey of self discovery that I've been on the last year and a half has been many things: painful, beautiful, awakening, but most of all - scary. It's been a terrifying journey of questioning, tearing down, opening up, laying bare, and feeling alone. There have been many moments of authentic bliss, that fantastic feeling… Continue reading Becoming myself.
When people realize that my daughter is only 16 months old and that I'm due with my second baby in 3 short months, the comment that usually follows is "wow, you're going to be busy". A pretty harmless comment right? Maybe the first 100 times you hear it - but after that, it starts to… Continue reading Having Two Under Two: What Terrifies Me
this is a 'non crunchy mama' guide to cloth diapering! Basically, if you're not into ALL the hippy dippy mom things BUT you'd like to A) save money on diapers B) have less diaper waste or C) use cloth for the sake your little ones sensitive tushie, read on.