Yesterday was my son’s 6 month birthday. How we are already at this point is baffling to me. Many of our days together have felt very long. How have 6 months’ worth of them already passed? Seems like the expression is true: The days are long but the years are short. Well, in my case, the months have been short.
I thought it would be interesting to look back on the goals I set for myself during my maternity leave. Keep in mind that I set these goals before my son was born. Before I knew better. Before I knew anything about this wild, amazing, chaotic, emotional ride called motherhood. Continue reading
Well, so much for my personal challenge to blog every day this month.
I made it 6 consecutive days. 6 days out of 29.
But you know what? I should have known better than to set that kind of goal for myself. I can’t think of a time that I have ever been successful at seeing goals with time or quantity expectations through to the finish line. The 30-day sugar challenge? (Er, that’s no sugar, people. I would kick everyone’s ass if the challenge was to eat sugar for 30 days.) I lasted about 4 days when I tried to eliminate sugar for a month. Four miserable, headachey days. Continue reading
Today a good friend shared news with me of a family tragedy, and it got me thinking about mental health.
We invest so much time and effort in our physical health – going to the gym, trying to eat healthy, taking medicine and resting when we’re sick.
Are we taking care of our mental health, though? Continue reading
A little while ago I wrote about the challenges I navigate throughout the night in the quest for sleep. Those challenges, namely, my son, my husband, and my cat, have decreased by one.
On January 13, I said goodbye to Reef. Continue reading
For the past few months, my Inner Productivity Junkie has been sulking in the corner. She doesn’t like to be ignored, but as a new mama, I haven’t quite figured out how to keep both her and my son happy. Continue reading
What we eat is such a personal choice. I debated whether to do a post on this topic; the last thing I want to do is offend anyone or sound judgmental. After all, to each their own. Who’s to say my choices are better than yours? I am faaaaaaar from a good eater. Oreos, bagels, and pizza make up the bulk of most of my meals. Any healthy eating that happens these days in my house is a direct result of my husband and his refusal to see peanut butter and jam sandwiches as a suitable dinner option. Continue reading
Before getting pregnant, I was very focused on healthy, plant-based eating. Since becoming a mom, however, my main food groups have been sugar and caffeine. Quick and easy are the most appealing type of foods to me now, and it doesn’t get much quicker or easier than Honey Nut Cheerios! I have always had a sweet tooth that I’m happy to indulge, but lately things have gotten ridiculously out of control. Let’s just say donuts are still very much in the picture. Continue reading