As I watch all of the beautiful and sentimental updates from my friends who have entered the adventure of motherhood I am reminded of the words that I wish someone had uttered to me during those stages - and that I had the clarity to absorb them.
You’d Make A Great Mother! As a young mother, I tried to do everything around the house that I had done before I became a mother, but even acrobatic, multitaskers are forced to be reasonable as they try to meet a newborn's needs. ...more
At some point in each growing family, there comes the decision to invest in a SUV or take the leap into what I like to call "Vanhood". It can be a hard decision to make for some families...especially for the one who will be driving it. It can be an even harder decision for mothers that might be "younger"....more
I have a 6-month-old daughter, but one of my friends doesn't have any kids. Every time I start to talk about my daughter and the whole experience of being a mother, I can just tell that she couldn't care less. This hurts me, because she is one of my oldest friends and I would expect her to support me with this huge, huge part of my life. Can this friendship be saved?...more
Me, that is. Not my ten month old son, Caspar..
I'm one of those annoying mothers whose child sleeps through, eats anything I give him, cries only to let me know his nap is over, and fills his nappy at the same time each morning.
That's not to say there haven't been a few hiccups along the way. The week after his first two vaccinations were awful. The week after surgery was horrible. And he has a tendency to shit twice on any day that I'm not the one who changes that first nappy. He must know it's my job.
Over at The Boston Globe, documentary filmmaker and writer Jody Santos shares her experience with antepartum depression. Have you heard of that, pregnant women experiencing depression despite wanting the baby? Santos calls it “the pregnancy taboo,” and early in her article she observes that many people already know about postpartum depression (PPD), but few know about antepartum depression.
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