Category motherhood

Reflections on One Year of Motherhood

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while. I have spent much time over the past couple months reflecting on my first year of motherhood…what came naturally and what didn’t, what were my favorite parts and the hardest parts, what I’m proud of and what I want to do differently next time. I […]

Staying Afloat

You know, motherhood is harder than I thought it would be. Well, “harder” may not be the right word to use… Maybe “multidimensional?” Involving more of myself–all of myself–breaking down parts of myself I didn’t even know were there. In a good way. Perspective is everything. Some days, I feel on top of it all. […]

The Miscarriage

Almost exactly a year and a half ago, I found out I was pregnant for the first time. Joey and I had, honestly, been trying (or at least not preventing…) to get pregnant for a while. 7 months to be exact. Which, look. I was 20. At that time in my life, waiting 7 months […]

Ode to Motherhood

Motherhood. moth·er ˈməT͟Hər/ noun noun: mother; plural noun: mothers 1. a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. A woman in relation to a child. A woman in relation to her hormones like shifting sand. A woman in relation to this thing we call motherhood. A woman who has […]

The Grief of Motherhood

The joy of motherhood. I have experienced it. I have drunk it in and savored every moment. I have felt the highest of highs even as my life was turned absolutely upside-down and inside-out. My happiest emotion has the cutest face and the biggest eyes and a dimple on its left cheek. As I have […]