It’s easy to forget that his life has changed pretty dramatically since my son was born. He just wants to spend time and be with us. I try and include him often, and it can be hard to not feel guilty about it when I don’t.
Have you ever felt like you’re failing as a parent? Of course you have. We all have, right? I’m willing to bet there isn’t a single parent out there who feels completely confident in their choices 100% of the time. My question is this: Where do you draw the line? How can you tell when… Continue reading I’m failing as a parent: reflecting on parental guilt, worries, and fear
Guys, I have a confession to make: I have never called myself a “stay-at-home mom.”
A year ago I wrote the following post. It was incredibly hard to talk about my struggle with postpartum OCD and anxiety, but I’m so glad I did and it was incredibly therapeutic. I wanted to celebrate my son’s first birthday with honesty, and that’s what I did. Motherhood is not black and white, there… Continue reading Lessons from my two year old: Postpartum OCD and Anxiety
I was inspired by Jackie’s post on admitting to be a stay-at-home mom, and I am struggling with finding the right term to describe my own role – for the most part, I am a SAHM, but I do also work occasionally. So where do I fall within these two definitions? Before I had Will,… Continue reading Defining roles: walking the line between working and staying home
A little over a month ago, I breastfed my daughter for the last time. I was just about to leave her for five nights—the longest we had ever been apart. I knew that when I got back, she would no longer be nursing. I was ready, and I knew that she was ready, too. But… Continue reading I weaned my daughter cold turkey