Here’s What You Missed

In case you missed it, I have a bunch of new parent-themed guest blog articles available! Consider it your November wrap up. Weight Loss: Babywearing & Breastfeeding: How babywearing and breastfeeding helped me lose weight and then some. Becoming Mom: Some tips on how to embrace motherhood. Moving With A Baby: Moving in general is … Continue reading Here’s What You Missed

12 Months Later

Move over, Zero! Congratulations to me! I made it through a SUCCESSFUL year of parenting. The surreal feeling still hangs in the balance like a dreality filmed with a cool Instagram filter. It's somewhat like what people told me to expect, but MOST of it was downright not even close. I was 98% sure I … Continue reading 12 Months Later

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

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