The Rocking Chair: Bedtime Reflections

You are safe here. In the dark corner of your cozy nursery. There is no hate, no school shootings, no grocery store tragedies. There is no racism or sexism. You are accepted and loved, just as you are. There is no poverty or excess. There is no hunger or hypothermia. There is no disease or…

Every Direction

I use Instagram for three things: keeping up with all of you (& my non-blog friends), inspiration for my Animal Crossing island (#nerdalert), and parenting information. Let’s hone in on that last one. Recently I started following some new (child) sleep experts and questioning every single thing I’ve done for M and her sleep habits….

Baby Talk: Parental Pressure

Have you noticed there’s a sense of pressure to enjoy certain things? I’ve written about this before in regards to summer. Summer stresses me out because you’re supposed to do all the things, soak in all the sunshine, experience all the activities… No. I’m hot, it’s hot, and I’m sweating. Let me sit inside with…

Baby Talk: Dear New Mom

Happy Thursday. This has been on my heart so I wanted to get it out. Dear New Mom, First of all, congratulations! Secondly, how are you? Welcome to what I would describe as the hardest month/six weeks of your life. I am 7 months and 3 weeks into this parenting thing and, admittedly, we both…

Introducing Madelyn Louise

HI! I am alive and also a (human) mom now. My, how quickly things change. This won’t ever be a mommy blog, but there are baby related things I want to record and write down so my next few post might be mom-heavy. But also some book posts. (LOL because I have any time to…