Michigan started reopening businesses and lifting restrictions but the stay at home order was extended. Some of our friends in the salon industry still haven’t received guidance on how or when they’ll be able to reopen doors. Among a list of other industries and individuals, restaurants as hurting as well. Our daycare, which has remained…… Continue reading COVID Update: A Journal Entry
We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, the first of our lifetimes. Restaurants, spas and salons, schools, flight paths, cities, states/provinces, and even countries are closed. Death tolls are rising; we’re grieving in isolation. We’re also reaching out. Downloading videoconferencing apps and increasing work-from-home opportunities. Setting up remote desk space at home, remote happy…… Continue reading COVID-19
Thesis: Postpartum care in the US is an absolute joke. Supporting arguments: Postpartum in the US = the 6 week checkup. To be fair, I did have two at-home nurse visits after my cesarean. They weren’t really for me, they were mainly for my son, but I did answer some stock questions for postpartum depressing…… Continue reading Postpartum Care: A post where you will learn entirely too much about me because I think sharing our experiences matters
I said there’d be more to come on my returning BFF postpartum depression/anxiety (PPD) and then I went dark on writing. It’s pretty standard behavior for me. About the time I hit “Publish” on a vulnerable post, I start to sweat and sometimes the room spins and I feel ill. This feeling typically continues for…… Continue reading PPD and Me
I watched it a few weeks ago but it has STUCK with me. This show is brilliant. First of all, and this is a bit of an aside, I have concluded that Canada and the UK are better than the US at producing content that matters. Workin’ Moms tackling pumping, Postpartum Depression (PPD), going back…… Continue reading Currently Watching: Workin’ Moms
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…
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
Allow me to present: Farmers Market season!
One of my coworkers walked past my desk today with two boxes on her way to the lunch room. “There’s pie,” she said as she passed by. Pumpkin and apple. I have no idea what it was for but it looked delicious. And then our conference rooms were overbooked and not appropriately scheduled which meant…… Continue reading Holiday Treats Come Early
Life has been a little hectic lately. In the last 7 weeks or so, I have worked in inordinate amount of overtime. Do you still call it overtime when you’re a salaried employee? Not just a few late nights here and there or a few early meetings but multiple days’ worth of time. Leading up to our…… Continue reading Life has been a little hectic lately.