It's a massive responsibility, realizing just how much influence you have over this little human you created. Constantly watching yourself and trying to enforce positive routines, positive environments and habits. To be honest, I've started implementing these routines almost more so for myself. Nathan and I have never been good at routine, that's why we … Continue reading We plant the seed.
If you follow my blog and read my posts you know that I stopped breast feeding about 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately, as much as it was out of my control, I still find myself feeling guilty about it. I have to constantly remind myself that I did what I could, I did well and I chose … Continue reading Deflated but elated.
As we grow our children and into our role as mothers, both physically and spiritually, we are constantly bombarded with advice and judgements. If a mother chooses to breastfeed her child in public she's bombarded with criticism, when a mother chooses to formula feed her child she's also bombarded with criticism. The single most unfortunate … Continue reading Stigmas of a Mother
I've been struggling to look after myself 'properly' ever since Torben entered this world. I promised myself a walk a day, to exclude dairy from my diet and to attempt earlier nights. I know it does no one any good, specifically myself, to beat myself up over empty promises. But I can't help but feel … Continue reading Love Thyself.
Being a first time parent is incredible! You couldn't imagine life being more fulfilling. But you are learning on the job, and there are a few things that you can't help but freak out about.. This constant stream of news about Trump, ISIS and global climate change has me thinking "What kind of world have … Continue reading The Parent Panic.
My baby boy is only four weeks and two days old so this blog is a constant, evolving and recent take on my experiences as I grow into motherhood. I haven't struggled in the past to show my emotion, in the sense that I would cry at regular intervals in the privacy of my own … Continue reading I broke down.
There comes a time in every new mother's life when she has to put her tail between her legs and accept help. It's not something we can all graciously accept, but where would we be without the amazing network of Mama's, family and friends around us? There is nothing more important than the support around … Continue reading We get by with a little help from our friends.