The holidays are here. All year we look forward to this season to spend with family. Or maybe you don’t look forward to it because of the stress it may bring. Let’s be honest when I blast Christmas music before Thanksgiving (or anytime of the year) I get a few looks.. I am an avid… Continue reading Holidays or Havoc?
We've all heard this. Most of us mamas have SCREAMED this. Don't kiss the babies! For those of you who haven't heard this, I'm going to explain this..very, very simply and then I am going to scream it again. It breaks my heart seeing so many babies come down with RSV and so many other… Continue reading #Dontkissthebabies
Why are we our biggest critics? Why do we allow ourselves to talk down to ourselves when we wouldn’t allow anyone else to talk to us that way? We say things mentally to our self. We say things out loud to our self. We pick apart certain traits about our self. We see things we… Continue reading Loving yourself part one: Welcome the weirdness
I find it so comforting knowing nurses week, teacher appreciation week and mothers day all fall within a week of each other. Being a mother is a role that wears many hats. Not only are you a mom but you are a friend, you are a cheerleader, you are a counselor, you are a nurse,… Continue reading Thank you mom, I get it now.
Dear Senator Maureen Walsh, When you are ready you are welcome to come follow me or any other nurse in the hospital just to see how our day goes. I won’t let you touch anything, give anything or save anyone’s life. However, I will let you wear my watch where it counts my thousands and… Continue reading To all my nurses
A precious gift, it is, when a woman becomes a mother to a beautiful baby. One piece of advice given to every mother is “cherish the moments, they grow up too fast.” How is this possible when the days turn into nights and exhaustion sets in? It feels like they will be babies forever. Don’t… Continue reading Just one more time
First rule of the exclusive pumper: ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS bring extra milk with you!! If your baby doesn't nurse then you can't just expect him to hop on the boob and drink away. Believe me, I've tried this over and over and after 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding ill ask him, "Hey! You… Continue reading Grab the milk and head to Target
These eyes look to me for love and guidance. We as mothers must build our children up. From day one I have told my son how handsome he is, how strong he is and how loved he is. I pray with him and over him. I pray for his future and I pray for his… Continue reading New is fleeting.
You feel down. You feel out. You feel alone. You feel depressed. You feel anxious. You feel scared. You feel overwhelmed. You feel annoyed. You feel sad. You feel afraid. You feel defeated. You feel nervous. You feel tired. You feel exhausted. You feel worried. You feel confused. You feel absent. You feel dumb. You… Continue reading Its okay to not feel okay.
If you are an exclusive pumper let me just say, you need a pumping bag! Yes, now you have a purse, a baby, a diaper bag and a pumping bag to carry, what is one more thing right? After all we are moms and we can do anything…(but sleep). Here is a list of what… Continue reading Pumpers gotta pump – anytime, anywhere.