Solitude: It’s not in the Loo Anymore

    "Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone. Solitude expresses the glory of being alone." ~ Paul Tillich One of the first things to suffer or threaten to disappear postpartum is time alone. I have always valued time alone because it has always been a vital component of my how-I-stay-sane routine. The weekend before…

Funny First Date Horror Story

I am having a crappy week healthwise so I delved into some articles/journal entries/posts that I wrote a few years ago hoping for a little "pick up." I came out feeling much better and thoroughly reminded that dating was not only a lot of work, but it was also full of funny experiences like this…

Postpartum Surprises Wrapped in Change

Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming ~ Michael Stuhlbarg Doesn't this boy look all kinds of surprised? I think…

Mom Guilt. It’s the “B” Word

“Motherhood often feels like a game of guilt management. Sometimes the guilt is overwhelming and debilitating. Sometimes just a low simmer, but it always feels right there. There is never any shortage of fuel to feed the beast, so the whole mechanism is constantly nourished to administer shame and a general feeling of incompetency. Add…

Resilience

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” - Maya Angelou I have been plagued by deep thoughts these past two days. This is usually a harbinger of Auntie Flo so perhaps she is about to return. 7 months and counting of her absence has been…