Finding Time to be “Spouse” (Mom Wednesdays)

When having a child, suddenly priorities change, there is a new little person who depends on you. In those early weeks you and your spouse may be struggling to find time to just be together as a couple, but finding the time, even just fifteen minutes a day could save your marriage. I wrote a while back …

Top Six Things To Make Life Easier As A Mom (Mom Wednesdays)

*This post may have affiliate links As I have transitioned into motherhood, there are things that make life simpler and make your baby happy. Knowing your child and what they like, even in the early days, can really help with getting time to relax and have a happy baby throughout the day. I wasn’t the …

Four Ways to Keep Up With Change (Mom Wednesdays)

Change is constantly happening. Every moment of every day things are constantly changing, growing, evolving. Some changes are small, like waking up at a different time, and some changes are big, like a new job, or marriage, or having a kid. Change is something we must accept in life, but how do we keep up …

Parenting is Teamwork! (Mom Wednesdays)

I had an OBGYN appointment yesterday. She asked how things were going, and I said that I haven’t been too exhausted since Jak takes the night shift. The OBGYN was so shocked and told me, “Well, don’t tell other moms that or there will be mutiny in their house!” She was honestly astonished and said …

Finding a Balance (Mom Wednesdays)

I didn’t post 2 weeks ago for Mom Wednesdays because I was still adjusting to Xander and I was also still in the beginning of healing after birth. Three weeks in, I am feeling much better than I was. I’ve gotten down the hang of taking care of Xander and getting work done (for the …

Advantages To Having Kids Young (Mom Wednesdays)

Change happens, all the time. Every moment things are changing, progressing, evolving. One of life’s biggest changes is having a baby. There is an infinite number of articles that talk about how having a baby will change everything, and for new or soon to be moms that can be daunting. Of course having a baby …

Childbirth Anxiety (Mom Wednesdays)

Only four weeks left (if Xander comes on time). I cannot even express the anxiety I have about giving birth. I am scared of the pain. I worry about how long the process will be and if I have the strength to endure it. I guess the unknown is the worst part. I have to …

Moms Can Have It All (Mom Wednesdays)

At the baby shower this past weekend one friend said to me, “You can have it all,” when I was telling her about school, Xander, and Jak. I started really thinking about that. Honestly, taking this semester off school has been very difficult for me. The only times I’d ever taken off school in the …

The Importance of Self-Care (Mom Wednesdays)

Some women often have the tendency to look after everyone around them, and can find themselves thinking, “Where did the time go? I wanted to do X, Y, or Z today.” Societally women are seen as the caretakers (which is outdated). They are the ones who are making sure everyone else is okay, being the …

Blood Versus Adoption: What makes Family? (Mom Wednesdays)

I personally grew up believing that family has nothing to do with blood relations. My mom is adopted, my sister and I are adopted. My dad is the only one in my family who wasn’t adopted. That’s one reason why I was planning on adopting because I really didn’t believe that blood makes a family. It certainly …