DONA Doula · Motherhood

Shredding the Parenting Magazines {And other 7 month Abby updates}

Cold hit with a fury this week, and our nearly 80-degree-temps fell in a day to below freezing. Snow continues to pile high in my backyard, and Abby felt the first flakes hit her face as she smiled in glee. The world entertains her so easily. Seven+ months postpartum, I find myself learning new mothering… Continue reading Shredding the Parenting Magazines {And other 7 month Abby updates}

DONA Doula · Motherhood · Pregnancy

A New Calling {And Effortless Joy}

I’ve been hinting that something big is coming. Some new revelation that breathes of life change and new direction and…freedom. It’s not that I didn’t love teaching. That wouldn’t be true. I’ve sobbed over and over again about leaving my classroom, students, and colleagues (Read more here on how that came about.). On my first… Continue reading A New Calling {And Effortless Joy}

Infertility · Motherhood

Depressed, Distressed and Deliriously Happy {16 Week Update & Reflections on Motherhood}

I’m sipping my third cup of coffee. Trying not to guzzle. To be perfectly honest, this mug is decaf in an attempt to trick my tired brain. The second cup was only half-caf…And, I feel rather “healthy” about this compromise. Oh, dear. In honor both of Abby’s 16-week-milestone and of my meltdown last night, this… Continue reading Depressed, Distressed and Deliriously Happy {16 Week Update & Reflections on Motherhood}