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…

Dear Fellow Novice Mum: It Gets Better

“Sometimes life gets weird. Hang in there, it gets better.” ~ Tanner Patrick I often freely state that my first 3 months postpartum were a traumatic haze of pain, sleep deprivation and a baby who screamed seemingly incessantly. It was hard. I was absolutely convinced that Nate would be my one and only baby. After all,…

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…