Mummy Madness

I got married and had two children all in 3 years. My son, also my first child, was born with a health condition that required surgery and we spent our first 6 weeks of parenthood in a NICU at a children’s hospital. It was the most difficult time of my life. Even after he came home I struggled with anxiety, depression, fear and anger. I turned to writing and my words slowly allowed me to crawl out of the hole I had dug myself into. I was forever changed. I began to realize that I had the ability to help others who were struggling with their journey in parenthood. As parents, we all have moments where we aren't sure what we are doing. I continue to write and share my experiences in hopes that I can help part the clouds for someone who is struggling.

Dealing with Viral Health Scares when Pregnant

News of the Zika virus has been spreading over social media like wildfire. Every time I read another article outlining where the virus came from and the potential havoc it leaves in its wake, I thank goodness that I’m not pregnant right now. Knowing me, if I were pregnant I would be worried sick reading article after article and would convince myself that I somehow had come in contact with the virus. When I was pregnant the story du jour...

January 29, 2016 Read Blog

Missing the Mark on Funny

I recently read a blog poking fun at a Facebook post made by a Sanctimommy. The first time mother of a 2-week old spent her time criticizing moms and parents who (in her words) use their kids as an excuse to be lazy. “It bothers me how much being a parent has turned into a martyr profession. Our children are not an excuse to be dirty or lazy and are not a parents [sic] scapegoat for whatever…So far I’ve managed to get enough sleep, cook...

January 28, 2016 Read Blog

Moving with Small Children

Our not-so-small family is one of renters. In order for us to stay in the city, we decided to forgo buying a home and focus on staying in a community we like, even if it means being renters. This has given us the freedom to change our space as needed over the last few years, and with the boys getting a bit older, we realized we needed a better outdoor space for them. Our current home is a bright and functional two story apartment above a shop...

January 26, 2016 Read Blog

Preparing for Baby

So you think you want to have a baby? Bringing a baby into your life is a huge decision. It can be scary and often times you’ll find yourself wondering if you’re ready to have a baby. Once you have weighed the pros and cons and come to the decision that now is the right time there are things you can do to prepare yourself for your new addition. Take everything you think you know about having a baby and toss it to the side: It will be...

January 14, 2016 Read Blog

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