Keep Swimming

mama underwater swimming

In a decision my husband and I have yet to confirm was a good one, we decided that our children would have their tonsils and adenoids out on the same day this past month. My husband and I both took sick time and were home together to care for our children and took an “all hands on deck” approach to getting them through recovery. The week home was quiet with much time spent encouraging them to eat Jell-O, Ramen noodles, pudding and to sit quietly on the couch and rest. Naturally, that meant considerable time watching children’s movies. And I found that a little blue fish named Dory totally gets me in my motherhood right now.

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The Sadness When You’re Done Having Babies

Done Having Babies

If you’re done having babies and you feel moments of sadness, don’t be ashamed. It’s okay to feel both confidence and sadness. It is possible to feel both confident and sad in your decision about being done having babies. It is okay to be sad and take the time to grieve the end of having … Continue reading

To The Mamas Underwater


When my second baby was born at 11 pounds, I was peppered with the same statements about sleeping that I was given when I had my 9.5 pound baby, “Oh you know the nice thing about big babies? They sleep!” I would kindly nod when these parenting experts would share their wisdom about sleep and … Continue reading

Goal Setting in Motherhood

Rainbow Sneakers

How do you set goals as a mom when there are so many other distractions? My answer: it’s a race, but it’s not a race. As moms, living the day-to-day is challenging enough. When you throw in goal setting, it’s hard not to feel defeated and give up. Motherhood is a constant race of sprinting … Continue reading