I refuse to apologize for taking a nap.

As a “stay-at-home-mom” I often take a nap mid-afternoon with my 7 month-old on my chest, typically nursing at her will. Earlier this week I was feeling rather guilty for taking this nap with her. My guilt was not imposed by family, friend, or husband, but by myself. Each day my husband sweats and swelters ...

Lovin’ the mom-bod

Oh, body…what a journey we have been through in the last year! You’ve journeyed from the firm and fit state of a runner, to the round and beautiful home of a growing baby, and are now the product of a tired and…well…tired new mommy. Today as I was buckling our daughter into the car seat ...

Who am I?

Who am I? -that is the question that has flitted in and out of my mind for the past two months. Isn’t this the question that we spend our lives trying to answer…the question that drives us to make the decisions that we do? What if we changed that? What if we decided that “who ...

Where has that finger been???

08. February 2016 Mom Talk 0
Yesterday was our daughter’s dedication at church…an event I had been quite looking forward to. I couldn’t wait to show my baby girl off to family, take pictures, tell stories, and glory in God’s presence over a fantastic meal. As I prepared the food with my mother, she asked me how I was going to ...

Stop Snuggling Your Child!

01. February 2016 Mom Talk 0
As I have entered into the realm of motherhood, I have become increasingly aware of a stark contrast between how Western humans raise their young compared to other mammals. I love to wrap my daughter…and have done so since she was approximately a week old. I wrap her for many reasons – it allows her ...

Noise Maker

23. January 2016 Mom Talk 0
Nobody tells you that the little bundle of joy you are going to bring home will make noise. Certainly that sounds strange, right? You say, well of course your baby will make noises, have you never heard of “baby noises”?…but there is something different about those noises when it is your baby. Perhaps babies make ...

I have 6 weeks!?

22. January 2016 Mom Talk 0
I am currently 7 weeks into my maternity leave, and am just now starting to feel like I’m able to make it through the day without mental break downs! My delivery was a difficult one, an induction followed by an emergency c-section, so the first couple weeks at home were all about just showering on ...