With the rising of the sun comes the rising of my kiddo to begin yet another day of unforeseen experiences. Some days parenting is a struggle so pure and entrenching that you fear your sanity is slipping away from you like the tide dragging something out to sea. Other days the elation is so profound … Continue reading The Parent Club
Prior to Ani being born I had heard about something called a baby hammock. I was intrigued by the concept but my brain simply couldn’t process the idea of putting a baby in a hammock; I mean, what is keeping the infant from flopping out of it in the same fashion as an uncoordinated … Continue reading Sleep it off baby
I wrote this for a friend who was soon to have a baby. I wanted to share with her what I wished someone had said to me when I had a baby. Since that time I've passed it along several times so I figured I would add it as a post for all the Mamma's … Continue reading Permission Slip
On a regular basis I find myself noticing similarities between fighting fire and being a parent. These are the top 10 that spring to mind. 1.Being a rookie. As a rookie in fire you have no idea what the hell is going on. You think you have prepared yourself in all the right ways … Continue reading 10 Ways firefighting prepped me for parenthood
Every labor and birth is different, just as every baby is different. I hear stories of some births and am completely mystified by how a woman could be standing in front me explaining her birth using phrases like relatively easy. Excuse me? How does the earth not begin spinning backwards when you put the … Continue reading The Birth Story
Taking to the open road has been always been something that has given me the sensation of being full, one might say that it is fulfilling and I don’t really mean that metaphorically. As I look out at the stretch of road before me miles away from where I started or where I’m going … Continue reading Road Tripping with a Baby
Without taking any polls or sending out surveys I can make the confident statement that no person has any concept of what they are getting themselves into by becoming a parent. After a baby enters your world all the sudden phrases float through your head. Phrases like, “Why didn’t anyone tell me it was … Continue reading Blissful Breastfeeding. Really?
We’ve all heard this term get tousled around our entire lives. “I love you unconditionally”. I dare say that statement cannot be truthfully uttered unless that person is a parent. Not that the person is lying if they aren’t a parent, it’s just that there is no possible way to grasp this concept without raising … Continue reading Unconditional Love Anyone?
Every so often as a parent I’m able to stop in the moment and see things from a wider lens. I had a moment just the other day and had the realization that I spend about 70% of my time searching for something. Maybe the percentage drops as the age of your child goes up, … Continue reading The never ending search of a parent