Experiencing Pure Joy

 

So, if you have been here before, you are aware that I had really really struggled with post partum depression and anxiety (read here and here). I was actually starting to wonder if I would ever feel normal again. Will these hormones ever balance? Will this anxiety and fear ever subside? Can I tackle this? Will my energy come back?

It has been something I have prayed over every single day. Just really genuinely wanting to feel better, more like me. Having the energy and happiness before Lily came along. I just wanted to be the absolute best mother for her, and the best wife for my husband.

Mom Vs Mom: The Great Debate

Since becoming a mother I have realized there is a lot of judgement around both the Stay At Home Mom and the Working Mom. A lot of opinions on why one option is wrong and the other is the better choice.

First off, this makes me sad that this topic even has to be discussed.

Liebster Award Nomination

 

I am excited to say that I was nominated for another award! The Liebster Award. This is an award that is given by bloggers to other bloggers.

Q&A Sesh: Surviving The Newborn

Good morning Mommas! I am going to start a new series of “Q&A Sessions”. I have been getting so many emails with lots of really great questions, and this will give me opportunity to respond to them. One question I have been getting a lot is how did we get through the newborn stage, and what were our favorite products and/or tricks?

What I Had To Learn As A Mother

Here we are. Six months in.

At six months of mother hood, I personally, with the hand of God of course and my husband, have sustained my child for a total of 462 days. That’s 285 days of growing this baby in the womb, and 177 days of breastfeeding. I am not asking for a pat on the back… there are billions of mothers who have done this before me, but what I am saying is that it has changed me. It has taught me things. Motherhood has turned my world upside down.

My First Blogger Award!

Oh, my gosh ya’ll! I got nominated for my first Blogger Award, and I couldn’t be more excited! I would like to thank Kristin from This Wife And Mommy Life  for nominating me for this, THANK YOU! Kristin also runs a super awesome mommy blog, with some great humor included about raising two little girls.

 

 

So, let’s talk about this award first.

A Letter To My Mother

Dear Mom,

I was thinking about you today. Correction – I think about you frequently. I see you in an entirely new light now that I have a daughter of my own.

Let’s go back to the time when I was little. I have so many awesome memories of you and I. Doing crafts together, eating those amazing kids cuisines that just you and I shared, and all of those awesome holiday traditions you created for us that all of my friends are jealous of. I know that you made me special lunches for school, where you got those big crackers and cut up cheese and my favorite lunch meat in such a precise fashion, so that I could make my own “lunchable” at school that day. My friends were jealous of those lunches that you created.

My Baby Made Me A Morning Person

I recall reading during pregnancy that a woman’s body actually goes through a chemical change while pregnant that will allow her to survive on far less sleep than normal once baby arrives. I remember reading this piece of information and chuckling – partly with “yea right” and the rest with sheer terror of thinking… “could it be that bad?!”

The real truth. I certainly know some mommies who are the picture perfect mom. Always with their hair done, makeup on, picture perfect, getting like 6 hours of sleep straight by week 4. They’re the ones who are baking cakes while their baby naps in their crib for 2 hours at a time looking at me like….”why do you look…like that?”

My response: “I’m tired.”

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