Archive for tag 'motherhood'

A Shift.

When my husband and I found out we could not have biological children, we were devastated. It felt like the absolute worst thing we could ever hear and was a crushing blow to our identities. For years, since I was a child myself,  all I wanted was to be a mother and I ached to [...]

My nerdy science teacher may have been coming out a bit.  Yes in fact his shirt does say bactieria are our friend.

A Changing Identity Part Two: The New Mom Days

In my last post I talked about my identity before having kids. Those few years before I became a mother were some of the darkest I have known, and I struggled a great deal.  I thought the solution to finding myself would be to become a mother.  I knew once I became a mother that [...]

Before I was a mother, working in my field and loving every minute of it.

A Changing Identity Part one: Before I was a mother

A few weeks back my MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group had a video and discussion about identity and how it changes throughout our lives, especially after becoming a parent.  As we were discussing at our table, I realized just how many of us had struggled or were currently struggling with our changing identities.  We shared [...]

Colin, literally dragging his best buddy E into our village

Building a “Village” from Scratch

As Colin approaches his second birthday, the days blur together in a flurry of messes, play dates, tantrums and “eat, play, sleep” cycles. And although each day seems to blur into another sometimes, I remember those first few months of my parenthood journey so clearly: An endorphin rush at his birth followed by a hormone [...]

Me and my little sickling

Trusting my Mommy Instincts

Here’s a story that will sound familiar to anyone parenting a child under the age of two.  Cranky, clingy baby.  Drippy nose.  Sleep gone to hell.  Mild diarrhea.  Low grade fever. Rubbing at the ears.  All signs point to ear infection. Me and my little sickling


if you’re the first

I have wanted to write this for a long time, but somehow I never could find the words. I circle around a bittersweet time in my life trying to put words to something that I’d rather not think about, but if I could write about, I might help a few women out there. So here [...]

Just after finishing our 10K!

Self-esteem and motherhood

Recently there was a post on the boards where someone asked a fairly simple question. How is your self-esteem these days?  My answer to that is not very easy for me to own up to, but I did answer on the board and I have been thinking about it ever since. I hate to acknowledge [...]

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