Tag: mothering

Cloth Diapering 101 (How we wrap & roll)

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I always had an idea that I would like to give cloth diapering a try on my children, however when I started researching the...

Waking up to life itself

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The first moment that I locked eyes with my firstborn baby, I knew that life was forever changed. I didn’t know how, and I...

A Light in the Parenting Tunnel

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One of my favorite sayings about Motherhood is "the days are long, but the years are short." Motherhood is wonderful. The most fun "job" I've...

Body After Babies :: Surrender

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I want to love my body.  Did you hear that?  I want to love my body. This does NOT mean that I want to improve...

Body After Babies: A Work in Progress

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Last week I was reading a book to my 15-month old daughter. I don’t remember which book it was or whether she even sat...

Body After Babies :: Letter to my Body(s)

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I see you there, six with your skinned knees and short hair, chasing after the boys down the street with a skateboard under your arm.   I see you...

Body After Babies :: Brave & Unapologetic

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There's no need to be afraid. There's no need to be bashful. That's what I tell myself. What I'm wearing in the photo is no...

Body After Babies :: Honoring the Imperfect

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Camera shy?  More like camera phobic!  Thanks to digital photography I have been able to successfully avoid photos of myself through cropping or simply...

Body After Babies :: Ode to my Body

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This body. This tired, strong, overworked body. Two boys breathed through this body, stretched skinny baby legs up into its rib cage, made its...

Body After Babies :: Becoming the Shape of a Mother

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For pretty much my whole life I have been the image of "skinny": Long legs, lean torso, and a thin face. Despite being the...

Body After Babies: Worth the Stretch

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When we have babies, our lives totally change and are never the same - our routines, our checkbooks, our hearts  - yet somehow we...

The Newborn Time Warp

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Before having a baby, there was never enough time in the day. I found myself constantly wishing for a few more hours in which...

34 Weeks Premature

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As I sit here with my son sleeping peacefully in my lap, I find that his first two weeks of life feel like a...

Meet Elissa…

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I felt empowered, womanly, strong, incredible after giving birth to my first son, Eli. “Girl, you’re a rockstar,” my midwife said as I sat...