Expectation vs. Reality: An Honest Look at Maternity Leave

In addition to caring for F3 on maternity leave, here is a list of some of the things I expected to accomplish: Get ahead on my goal to read 12 books this yearBegin to wrap up PMP training for certificationRoutinely attend workout classesFinish the Kon-Mari process for my homeSoak up all the vitamin DSetup regular…… Continue reading Expectation vs. Reality: An Honest Look at Maternity Leave

Happy 2 Month, Frederick C III!

Two months old! How time does fly! Thank you for answering the challenge of earning back your birth weight! You’ve now moved past size 1 diapers and are pushing into 6 month clothes. You’re as big as some of your friends who were born months earlier but not nearly as strong when it comes to…… Continue reading Happy 2 Month, Frederick C III!

If you were wondering about my self-confidence…

Today I was able to button my pre-pregnancy jeans! Also today: Walgreens employee stopping herself mid-sentence while recommending cold medicines: “Unless…” she trails off, staring at my stomach. “What?” I snap. “Oh nothing,” she replies, prying her eyes up from my midsection. “Unless you wanted to ask the pharmacist or something.” 😑 ___________________________________ Today’s outfit…… Continue reading If you were wondering about my self-confidence…

Currently Watching: Rachel Hollis Presents: Made for More

Rachel Hollis, for those of you who don’t know, is the author of Girl, Wash Your Face. That’s for me. I didn’t know. But my girlfriend did and when we were perusing Amazon Prime together this past Friday, she pointed out this documentary and told me that 1) I need to step out from under my…… Continue reading Currently Watching: Rachel Hollis Presents: Made for More

Postpartum Self Care

The conversations started well before I became pregnant with my son. They came up when people asked me how I felt about pregnancy and about the 4th trimester and about the first year. They came up when one of my friends announced she was pregnant and again when her beautiful baby was born. I was…… Continue reading Postpartum Self Care

Happy 1 Month, Frederick C III!

Baby Freddy, how are you 1 month old already? You are the sweetest little boy, content to sleep or silently take in your surroundings when your basic needs are met. In fact, your go-with-the-flow attitude had us fooled into thinking you were getting enough to eat when the scale proved otherwise! Let’s get you back…… Continue reading Happy 1 Month, Frederick C III!

Interview with Freddy Jr.

Freddy Jr. (aka “husband” / aka “dad”) has been unanimously voted the family MVP today. The votes were cast after reviewing the past three weeks of family events, culminating with today’s impromptu nap with the kids. This act allowed Freddy’s wife to nap by herself without interruption and ultimately sealed the vote. Let’s hear what…… Continue reading Interview with Freddy Jr.