When I got pregnant, there wasn't a question in my mind. There wasn't a long discussion with the husband. I wasn't having a battle in my mind about what I wanted to do. I was going to stay at home. The way my mama did. The way my mother-in-law did. The way I had always … Continue reading Why Be A Stay At Home Mom?
If you are a mother, then it isn't news to you that pregnancy and breastfeeding change a LOT about your old body. Things that were taut and smooth are now saggy and textured... it's a big old bummer, but as there's nothing you can do about it that isn't crazy expensive, most of us are … Continue reading The PERFECT “mom-bod” undies
When I was pregnant with my son, I did a MASSIVE amount of research. I wanted to know anything and everything about how to take care of him. I found so many resources online about breastfeeding, but the one thing I didn’t hear about was exclusive pumping. I saw the phrase a few times, but … Continue reading Breastfeeding: One Size Doesn’t Fit All [Guest Post]
Mama, I totally get it. I'm just like you. I don't like to exercise, I don't have the self-control to stop eating what I love, and I just can't seem to stick to anything! If this sounds like you, it's time to act. I'm a busy, tired, stressed mom JUST. LIKE. YOU. There are no gimmicks … Continue reading Busy Mama Lifestyle Change Program
I had heard about postpartum depression. In fact, I even expected to have it since the women in my family have a history of anxiety and depression. But I don't think you can truly understand until you've been there. The day I had my son, I was not excited to meet him. I wasn't alarmed … Continue reading Postpartum Depression: What You Should Know
One of my least favorite questions, which I actually get quite a lot (especially by well-meaning childhood friends) is this: "Are you happy?" While it seems like a pretty harmless question, I absolutely hate what it implies: that being a mother, and only a mother, is not a real job and me being happy doing … Continue reading The Secret To Being Truly Content
"After having two boys, your father and I thought we were never going to have a girl! It just seemed weird and impossible." I've heard the story of my birth too many times to count, and every single time my mom says this. Apparently, they never thought I was going to happen. My mama says … Continue reading 5 Things I Love About Being A Boy Mom