10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mother

1.) You don’t have to love pregnancy. When I was pregnant, I didn’t feel a connection with the baby that was growing so quickly inside me. Each day brought something new, but each day I felt like I was losing control of my own body. I had an extremely easy pregnancy with no morning sickness … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mother

Why We Need to Stop Comparing Stay at Home and Working Moms

I had a hard day, but to be clear, I’ve had a lot of hard days. Just a few weeks ago, I left to go to work and within an hour I received a phone call from my disgruntled husband. Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of us has been working from home while … Continue reading Why We Need to Stop Comparing Stay at Home and Working Moms

The One Where I Walked Away

I sat there, confused and feeling awkward. Sure, the awkwardness was a familiar feeling for me, but this, this I was not prepared for. I looked around, feeling the anxiety run through my blood. I wanted to leave, but weighed down by inexperience, I stayed where I was. I watched those around me, everyone leaned … Continue reading The One Where I Walked Away

We Sold and Bought a Home During the Pandemic

“Chickens?” My husband looked at me, his face showing both interest and confusion. I nodded, “I want chickens.” I grew up with a big yard and plenty of room to run. In fact, for my ninth birthday, my parents decided there was enough room for a pet lamb. I remember walking into the front yard … Continue reading We Sold and Bought a Home During the Pandemic

The One Where He Let Me Go

“I love Pink Lloyd.” I felt the blood drain from my face as the realization hit that I said the wrong name. After an awkward pause, the heat began to come back, filling my cheeks with embarrassment and a need to recover myself. “Oh, me too!” He was being nice, but fans of Pink Floyd … Continue reading The One Where He Let Me Go

My Attempt at the Home Girl Sweater

My social media accounts say, "crochet enthusiast," but that doesn't actually mean that I'm good at it. In terms of skill, I'm probably teetering within intermediate, but careless mistakes ought to throw me right back into beginner (you'll see why); however, I still love the process. I follow several yarn accounts on Instagram and many … Continue reading My Attempt at the Home Girl Sweater

we are #morethan

Rome. Paris. London. Experiencing other cultures and exploring. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? I couldn’t help but discover just that kind of lifestyle on Instagram last night, only to imagine myself walking in those shoes. I found an old classmate's account by pure coincidence and then proceeded down the rabbit hole of what her life is … Continue reading we are #morethan

Postpartum Depression: Don’t Keep it a Secret

I cried, a lot. When I say a lot, I don't mean I shed a few tears, but instead it likens more to a torrential downpour. I had the ugly crying face on repeat, and it didn't seem like it was ever going to get better. After giving birth to Aria, I made sure to … Continue reading Postpartum Depression: Don’t Keep it a Secret