Postpartum Depression Does Not Make You A Failure.​

There’s been a lot of talk about motherhood and postpartum depression due to the #MyWishForMoms, created by Chrissy Teagan and AHN Today. I began to read the many stories shared by other moms, and I asked myself, “What would I tell Iris about postpartum depression and anxiety?” The idea that she may suffer, the same…

Motherhood Broke Me

I remember the exact moment that I decided I wanted to become a mom. My then boyfriend – now husband, and I were laying in bed. I rolled over to my side, taking away the comforter from my mouth so that I could talk to him. “I want to try to have a baby.” I…

Self Care in Chaos

Every little mess in the house is bothering me. It’s maddening. I’m pissed that I’m getting pissed about something as trivial as scattered toys, shoes, book bags, and blankets. But, I look at the mess and I have a visceral reaction. I cannot escape the chaos for one second. I sweep the floors and turn…

The Unmastered Parent

    Today. Honestly, I don’t like you. And I know that I should be appreciative but you’re kind of like that annoying hum of a fly that I can’t capture to quiet. Yeah, I’m well aware that you could be a wasp that stings me in the ass but the noise is maddening. I’m…

12 Days of Christmas: MOM Edition

On the first day of Christmas, my children gave to me, a surprise classroom party. On the second day of Christmas, my children gave to me, pee around the toilet and a surprise classroom party. On the third day of Christmas, my children gave to me, several broken ornaments, pee around the toilet and a…

Winter Car Seat Safety

Originally posted on Mother Fluff:
The time has come or is slowly approaching that we must bundle up our children to face the cold outside. While it’s important to keep our children wrapped up and warm to bear the cold, it’s very important to properly keep them secure in their car seats. Bulky coats are…

Hush, Hush Annoying One

Parenting a child who is vastly different from you is exhausting. The days of sitting outside for hours, listening to my thoughts are gone. The days of taking a bubble bath with the candles lit are no where to be found. The days of watching a movie in silence are in the past. The days…