For the longest time, I clung to the hope that motherhood was a simple equation. If I just had XYZ—consistent childcare, take-out, and a coffee shop down the street—then poof! Motherhood could be a snap! But in reality, motherhood is so much harder than that, and it’s hard for all of us—no matter the circumstance.
A Letter To My Oldest
I have a lot of feelings as we approach this new chapter as a family. I am so excited to meet your little sister and see you as a big sister, and I am sad that our time with you as the only one is coming to a close. am both grieving the inevitable absence of our one-on-one time, and also am so excited to see you in this new role of big sister.
Having A December Baby? My Tips For Enjoying The Holidays When You’re Pregnant & Postpartum
As we approach my December baby’s first birthday and I look back on this season last year, I have some tips to share for other mamas expecting a baby around the holidays. And remember: holidays are for moms, too. Even (especially!) when you’re in such a raw emotional and physical state, you deserve to experience the magic in it all!
What Does “Going To Therapy” Really Look Like?
My time in therapy has given me the eyes to see that my mental health is – and always has been – worth the time, effort, and money. It has given me space to speak freely about hard stuff from my past, the safety to know that it’s ok to talk about it all. I have been led to diagnoses and treatments that I had always wondered about but wasn’t sure my issues justified such formality.
To hopefully smooth that path just a little bit for other moms, I chatted recently with Tracy Carson, a licensed professional clinical counselor in San Diego, California. I asked Tracy some of the questions that were hard for me to figure out when I first started down this path, and she’s here to give a peek inside the world of mental healthcare – especially as it relates to supporting moms.
Lessons In Motherhood From Chickens & Kittens: Episode 379
While we WILL be talking all about motherhood today, we WON’T be talking about mothering any humans. In this one-of-a-kind episode, Meagan and Sarah talk motherhood through the lens of caring for chickens and kittens! If you’ve been following us on instagram, you know we’ve been busy welcoming 23 chickens (Meagan) and two newborn kittens plus their lactating mama (Sarah) into our lives. We share how similar (and different) animal babies and mamas are compared to our own families (and how we just can’t help but assume human thoughts are happening in these creatures’ minds). Join us to find out why Meagan compares her roosters to bad 80’s sitcom dads and why Sarah gets reprimanded by mama cat!
How To Make The Most Out Of Your Baby Registry
Baby gear can be intimidating; there are so many things, so many options, and so many people trying to sell you the latest and greatest. When I started my baby registry I found half of the internet telling me I needed so many things I’d have to take a second mortgage out on our house, while the other half of the internet told me that babies don’t need anything other than white onesies. Here are some things that I learned along the way that will hopefully help make your baby registry process a little bit easier.
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