July 16, 2012
My personal struggle with Postpartum Anxiety and Self Doubt

Nothing Prepared Me For This!

One Year Last week marked the one-year anniversary of bringing our dear daughter home from the hospital. After three long weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we were so excited to bring our brand new baby home. This moment was the culmination of many years and many long nights waiting for a birth mother to pick our profile. Finally, after so much waiting we wheeled out little one out of the hospital, strapped her securely into the car seat, and […]
April 20, 2012
Closet Cloth Diaper Hoarder

Closet Cloth Diaper Hoarder

In anticipation of the Great Cloth Diaper Change this Saturday, I wanted to share with my readers why some mamas use cloth diapers. Below you will find a guest post from Andrea of One Tomorrow at a Time. Without further ado, here’s Andrea’s post:      When I was expecting, it didn’t take long for me to decide that I wanted to cloth diaper, my baby.  I had done some minimal research before conceiving and I was liking more and more what I was reading about cloth […]
March 23, 2012
Silence is Golden Unless You Have A Toddler

Silence is Golden Unless You Have A Toddler

The story I’m about to share with you reminds me of that saying “Silence is Golden Unless You Have A Toddler.” When Jocelyn started crawling early this week, I could not have been happier. She had been trying to crawl for weeks and was often getting frustrated that she could not seem to move to things that she wanted. However, my celebration was somewhat short-lived when I realized the extent to which my house still needs to be baby proofed.  First-time mother […]
March 12, 2012
well groomed baby

My Well Groomed Baby Only Had One Sock On! (Gasp)

I am truly a perfectionist at heart. So, every time I leave my house, I try to be sure that both Jocelyn and I are clean and well groomed. This usually means that I have been carefully planning for days what outfit she will wear when we are out on the town. This planning often includes special loads of laundry to be sure the perfect outfit is ready. Well, the other day my hold on perfection began to slip and I realized […]
February 13, 2012

Flexibility ~ The Number One Rule of Motherhood

I am quickly learning that the number one rule of motherhood is flexibility. No matter what I have planned, the things that Jocelyn needs takes center stage no matter my well-laid plans. The truth is, I love Jocelyn so much that I truly desire to meet her every want and need to the best of my ability. However, it would be much easier to do so on my schedule! You see, flexibility is not a virtue that I possess in plenty. However, […]