My Team Green Experience

I was checking out at the convenience store I stop in for gas and snacks for the kids a few times a week. The cashier, a kind older woman smiled down at my rotund middle and asked how far along I was. “32 weeks!” I said with joyful exasperation. “What are you having?” she asked. […]

Postpartum: Why Its More Than Just The First 6 Weeks

We've come home, bonded, and established nursing. We're back to driving, cleaning and errands. When weeks begin to turn to months, especially at the 6 week point, the pressure is on to let go of our birth experiences and move on. We are expected to be completely healed and back to our daily grind full … Continue reading Postpartum: Why Its More Than Just The First 6 Weeks

Why I’m Not Freaking Out About Turning 30

So there seems to be an expectation, especially for women, to freak out about turning 30. Well I just celebrated my 30th birthday and honestly I feel great! Why the Neurosis? In our youth obsessed culture, it's no wonder people have a negative view of growing older. Youth and beauty are seen as valuable and … Continue reading Why I’m Not Freaking Out About Turning 30

Managing Stress and Anxiety During Pregnancy

Expecting a bundle of joy is one of the most exciting times of your life but all of this change can also bring with it unwanted stress and anxiety. It is very important to keep stress and anxiety in check when you are pregnant because you don't want your little one to be negatively impacted … Continue reading Managing Stress and Anxiety During Pregnancy

My Love-Hate Relationship With Extended Breastfeeding

Anyone who has breastfed knows that it is not always quite as easy or tranquil as it is oftentimes portrayed. I had breastfed my older daughter but like everything else 10 years later it felt like starting over. Similar to how we forget about our labor pains when we have our newborns in our arms, … Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship With Extended Breastfeeding

Pregzilla

I have a confession, my "Prayers Over the Kitchen Sink" aren't always deep and full of gratitude. Sometimes they sound something like, "Just let me get through this day!" and "God help me!" and, "Seriously?..Give me strength!" Sometimes I'm a stomping, growling, ferocious Pregzilla! I have been feeling okay so far in this pregnancy but … Continue reading Pregzilla

The Highs & Lows of Pregnancy

This was written back in February and shared on my personal Facebook page. Our healthy, gorgeous baby girl was born May 31st, 2016. So I try to keep a brave face but, I know you've all heard my complaints...This pregnancy hasn't been all sunshine and daisy chains for me. My baby and myself are in … Continue reading The Highs & Lows of Pregnancy

A year ago today…

DISCLAIMER: After this photo I re-adjusted my baby carrier as it had sagged a bit from walking around the park (this style has ties and not buckles) Baby wearing is safest when baby is an inch or two higher up on the chest and close enough to kiss. A year ago today a test confirmed … Continue reading A year ago today…