The Ultimate Mother

I was one of those children who spent much of her childhood indoors. Me in my youth. I've wondered what my life would've been like had I been encouraged to go outdoors more. However, if I'm taking responsibility for myself, I'll say instead, I've wondered what my life would have been like had I voluntarily … Continue reading The Ultimate Mother

Parenting Blog Contributor

In case you missed it, I've mentioned a few times on Instagram my excitement about becoming a Freelance Writer! It has taken me years to cultivate the confidence I have to dive fully into working from home. I've doubted myself repeatedly, and I still have moments where I wonder if I can deliver anything worth … Continue reading Parenting Blog Contributor

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

Silhouette

The silhouette 👤, the darkness, the shadow of it all is that it isn't always easy, fun, or beautiful to care for self, a new soul, and a partner plus the relationship dynamic between the three: motherhood, being a partner, and the son and father bond, plus how all three fits together as one. Listen … Continue reading Silhouette

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

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