Why I Haven’t Written My Birth Story Yet

Nine months. It’s been nine whole months and I still struggle to bring myself to write out Winnie’s birth story, from start to finish. I have at least half a dozen drafts of her story. I’ve written it in positive light, in negative light, in every other kind of light and shadow it can be seen in seems. Some drafts are a few sentences, others a few paragraphs, but they all have one thing in common: none of them have[Read more]

You Should Throw Your Kid A Birthday Party

I’m a pretty practical person. Before having kids I was one of those people that thought first birthday parties were kind of dumb. Well I’m also a very sentimental person. So once I had Winnie, all that changed. To be 100% honest, ever since I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to throw her a first birthday party. It’s like a light switched and all of a sudden I was one of those first-birthday-party-throwing-parents I thought I’d[Read more]

What I Have Gained From Motherhood

January 15th 2017 at 7:13 AM. The moment a baby was born and an ordinary girl (spoiler alert: it was ME!) became a mom. I’ll be real with y’all. Since becoming a mother, I’ve gained a lot. Including, but not limited to: a muffin top, dark circles under my eyes, hairy-legs-I-never-have-time-to-shave, stretch marks on the majority of my body… I’ll spare you the rest of the details. But all of those things are more than worth it, and really not[Read more]