A year of parenthood. A year of grace. Lots and lots of grace.

A year ago today, Brooks was twenty-eight days old.  I was twenty-eight days into motherhood.  Twenty-eight days into the biggest change of my life.  Twenty-eight days into a life of unpredictability, heart-wrenching emotion and exuberant joy.   Twenty-eight days.  Brooks was so little.  Everything was so new.  I was so lost. Postpartum depression, sleep deprivation … Continue reading A year of parenthood. A year of grace. Lots and lots of grace.

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Joy and Sorrow. Sorrow and Joy.

I was tossing and turning, staring at the clock wondering how much sleep I’d get if I fell asleep NOW. Or NOW. Okay, NOW. It was one of those nights… It was a Sunday evening and Adam and I just had the whole week off for a little “staycation.”  We had a great week of … Continue reading Joy and Sorrow. Sorrow and Joy.

I’m always thinking about poop… and 9 other things I’ve learned as a new mom.

Locked in my office, pumping out breastmilk for the third time one day, I grabbed my phone to do my daily check in and texted my mother-in-law who was on baby duty that day. After asking the general, "How's it going?” my next question was one I had become all too familiar with. "Any poops?" … Continue reading I’m always thinking about poop… and 9 other things I’ve learned as a new mom.

You’ve probably heard the news by now…

Welcome back readers, if there are any left.  Yes it's true I haven't written in my blog since December, thank you for reminding me of that.  I'm not very good at this whole consistency thing.  It's May... I've been a little busy over the last few months.  If we're Facebook friends or just friends in … Continue reading You’ve probably heard the news by now…

Does everything really happen for a reason?

A couple of weeks ago while driving my normal route to work, in an area I don't spend too much time in except to cut through to the highway, a detour was placed on the exact roads I needed to take to get to that highway.  Furthermore, this detour was taking place in an already congested area, … Continue reading Does everything really happen for a reason?