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 8 Month, Emma Josephine!

Emma, dear, you are well over 8 months old! Your month marker came and went without our typical photos this time around because in the battle between documenting and living, real life wins. Because sick babies need comfort, not camera flashes and catch phrases. Your smiles were cut short this month with coughing fits that scared us so … Continue reading Happy 8 Month, Emma Josephine!

Losing at Natural Parenting, Why Sometimes that’s Winning, and Stay at Home Mom Envy

If raising a child without store-bought food or formula in the first year was a game, I'd be losing. In fact, it feels even more like losing because it's not a game; it's Emma's well being, of course. After weeks of making homemade baby food (sooooo maaannyyyy sweet potatoes), we finally broke down and bought some … Continue reading Losing at Natural Parenting, Why Sometimes that’s Winning, and Stay at Home Mom Envy