Am I Really Made for Motherhood?

“Accepting myself - the good, the bad, all of it…Maybe that’s the first step toward becoming “successful” as a mom? By acknowledging my faults, celebrating my strengths, recognizing that I wasn’t born to be a mom, but that I can become one not only physically, but psychologically, spiritually, maybe that’s the key here?”

Sweet Baby Boy, Man in the Making

I look at my son, in all his innocence and childish naivete, unafraid to play house and family with his sister, or heck, even allow his sister to dress him in her princess costumes when she is lacking a playmate. Even as I hope he fits society's mold, I wonder how much longer will he be free to be candid about his feelings and thoughts.

Striking a Balance

In reality, you need to determine how much you’re willing to give on each side in order to strike your personal balance. What works for someone else is not going to work for you. We all have different family structures, different schedules, different expenses…different everything!

A Very "Louse-y" Situation

I could feel the blood drain from face as I read the message. I swear the scent of "Dettol" wafted past my nose. Someone in my daughter’s pre-k class has head lice. I tried to focus throughout the rest of my meeting but couldn’t shake the imaginary itching all over my body.

The NICU Shadow

Nine months later, washing my hair, putting laundry in the dryer, drinking my coffee, I still find myself revisiting Noah’s NICU experience. Noah spent 59 days and nights in the NICU and they were hard. Mostly for him, but for us, too. The NICU shadow doesn’t let me forget.

Where Did My Baby Go?

I think that’s what we all want for our children. We want them to be self-sufficient and believe in themselves as they go out into the world. But, then there’s that little selfish part that actually wants them to stay little forever because you enjoy being needed all the time,

When the Nights are Long

Your head is pounding as if someone hit you over the head with a box of diapers. Doesn’t your baby know you need to go to work in a few hours and need to be semi-functional? All you want to do is curl up in your bed, bury your head in the covers and stay there for a good 12 hours…

Mom, You're not Alone

Although I don’t rejoice in my friend’s pain, there was comfort in knowing that I’m not alone. As mothers of young children in this stage of life, we are pulled in so many different directions. Our children need us, our aging parents need us, were trying to keep our marriages and friendships intact.

Empowering your Struggling Child

Nowadays, children spend large portions of their days in car-seats, carriages, jump-aroos, bouncers and playpens. Some kids may have started off in the NICU and their bodies and sensory systems have been impacted in a way that affects their development and the way their body moves.