In This Moment: A Memoir of 5 Minutes

This post is linked up with the Red Dress Club’s memoir prompt, which asked: “imagine that after you have died and your daughter/son will be given the gift of seeing a single five-minute period of your life through your eyes, feeling and experiencing those moments as you did when they occurred. What five minutes would you have him/her see?...more

5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Trying to Conceive Self

When I think back to the days of trying to conceive, I can't help but feel that it was a lifetime ago. Technically, I guess it has been a lifetime, since Baby is now almost eight months old. I think every parent is familiar with the strange way time works in parenthood: It seems like your child has always been with you, even though you lived an entire lifetime before his arrival....more

How Has Social Media Changed You? A Stay at Home Mom's Perspective

This post is a response to a writing prompt from MamaKat's Pretty Much World Famous Writing Workshop:How has social media changed you? Well, social media has not changed me at all, but what it has done is given me the opportunity to be more ME than I have ever been before.I know who I am as a person, but the entirety and truth of who that person is may not always have been presented to the outside world....more

Life Lessons: Student, Mama; Teacher, Baby

Life Lessons: Student, Mama; Teacher, Baby   My outside the home profession up until Jac's birth was teaching. I am passionate about education, and my plan was to use my teaching skills to help Jac grow and develop as much as possible....more

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I Thought I Knew Mama


What I Thought I Knew Before Becoming a Mom

Writing this poem was the inspiration for me to start my blog: For Jac   We thought we knew adventure… Skydiving, climbing mountains, living on the other side of the world… But when we met you, we realized there was no greater adventure than helping you to grow. We thought we knew pride… We’ve had pride in our education and in our accomplishments… But that doesn’t touch how proud we feel of you just for being you....more

The E.T. Effect: Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby

The E.T. Effect: Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby   There are so many reasons that pregnancy and mamahood are incredible, but one of the reasons that wasn't apparent to me right away has actually become one of the factors that is now at the forefront of my mind: Health. When you are pregnant, and when you are a breastfeeding mama, your health becomes a major priority in a way that it never has before. I like to call this The E.T. Effect.Remember in the movie, E.T., when Elliot goes to school and leaves E.T....more