Being A Stay At Home Mom

You may find it helpful to (re)read my thoughts about becoming a stay at home mom and about my birthing experience. It's been a little over 4 months of momming. This is a partial sum of my experience. Listen to the audio version here! How Do I Mom? My experience with kids was occasionally taking … Continue reading Being A Stay At Home Mom

Posting Kids Online

I knew very early in my pregnancy I didn't want to post any (overt) pictures of my child online the way most people do. I'm not writing this to condemn any parent because I understand firsthand parental judgment is real. If anything I'm on the other side of the screen like a glutton loving all … Continue reading Posting Kids Online

12 Things I Learned From My Newborn

I went into motherhood knowing it'd be all about the lessons. I was here to guide my son about how life works, but he was here to teach/remind me how life really works or should work. I didn't realize gems would get dropped so early! Here are new things I learned and a few things … Continue reading 12 Things I Learned From My Newborn

I Don’t Want My Pre Pregnancy Body Back

I understand the sentiment and get what people are reaching for when they say they want their pre pregnancy body (PPB) back, but I don't want mine back. Past is Past My PPB was amazing! I took for granted how well I typically felt until morning sickness took over. I also didn't recognize how amazing … Continue reading I Don’t Want My Pre Pregnancy Body Back

My Vaginal, Unmedicated, Homebirth

Why? Why vaginal birth? Many articles casually suggested getting a c-section, but I knew I was too healthy for such a thing. Plus, vaginal made the most sense because it's natural though I had many ignorant fears sold to me by the media. Once I was educated, it was still a little scary to imagine … Continue reading My Vaginal, Unmedicated, Homebirth

Becoming a Stay At Home Mom

Written before baby was born. Home Grown I've always been a homebody. As a child, I stayed mostly at home, finding adventure mostly in my house via books and writing. Occasionally I'd stray with my mom for a walk around the district, but my home and mind had everything I needed. As a teenager, I … Continue reading Becoming a Stay At Home Mom

What I’ll Miss & Not Miss About Pregnancy

Since I recently had a child, my next few blog posts will be about my pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. This was the first thing I wrote as my due date approached because I was looking forward to what it meant to no longer be pregnant while simultaneously missing it already. Holding on to being steadily … Continue reading What I’ll Miss & Not Miss About Pregnancy

10 More Things I Learned About Pregnancy

Make sure you read the first ten here. If you're curious about knowing more about any of these things, Google it up. There's plenty more about each than I want to get into. 1. You May Poop On Yourself During Delivery: I had to start here y'all! This is so, so common. The muscles used … Continue reading 10 More Things I Learned About Pregnancy

10 Things I Learned About Pregnancy

There's so much more than 10 things, but a woman's gotta start somewhere. 1 I Am Not Infertile: I've had this reoccurring thought/fear I'm infertile and would deserve it because deep down I'm not a good person. I don't precisely know its origin, but it's work in progress. I was always undecided about having children, … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Pregnancy