Here I was, a parent in one of those situations that feels like whichever choice I make it’s going to be the wrong one...
Me and What Army?
Life as I Know It: 0730: Wake Up (how is this is sleeping in now?) and make French toast for breakfast. Happy Sunday! 0745: Wake the kiddo 0815: Clean up from breakfast, run the dishwasher and get ready to exercise 0845: Take the kiddo jogging in the stroller 0930: Shower (for both of us) and … Continue reading Me and What Army?
Here’s to You.
Here’s to You. Here’s to you Ambassador of greatness, keeper of calmness, architect of adventure. Here’s to you creator of candidness, governor of good times, builder of boldness. Here’s to you hugger of trees, friend of funniness, collector of laughs. Here’s to you. Here’s to you because of what you give to the world without … Continue reading Here’s to You.
The Parent Club
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
Sleep it off baby
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 originally 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. I have since passed it along several times so I figured I would add it as a post for all the Mamas … Continue reading Permission Slip
10 Ways Firefighting Prepped me for Parenthood
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 … Continue reading 10 Ways Firefighting Prepped me for Parenthood
The Birth Story
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 backward when you put the words … Continue reading The Birth Story
Road Tripping with a Baby
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
Blissful Breastfeeding. Really?
After a baby enters your world all the sudden phrases float through your head. Phrases like, “Why didn’t anyone tell me it was going to be like this?” “I don’t think I can do this”, “ If I don’t get some sleep my body is going to die."