It is so good to start writing again. It is something that always brings me so much joy… that and food. Talking about food, Nova is on month 2 of starting solids and it is going so incredibly well. I have always found this part of the parenting journey exciting, food is my love language. […]
When I first found out during my second pregnancy that I was having a boy, I was over the moon… but terrified. Having only sisters and my first child being a daughter, I had no idea what to do with a little stick wielding, mud eating boy! Turns out it really isn’t that bad. […]
I see you, and I know how you feel… I have been there myself, I was you 11 months ago. You don’t know me, and I don’t know you – but this letter is for you. I don’t know why your baby came into this world prematurely – whether it was due to pre-term labor, preeclampsia, multiple […]
November is Prematurity Awareness Month, so I thought it only fitting to write a post about it seeing as I have first hand experience. My son, Knox, was born a month early. There is no concrete explanation as to why, but what I can tell you is that it was one of the scariest experiences […]
The bottom line is, as a parent, no matter what you decide to do — seriously, hear me on this: no matter what you decide to do — someone somewhere is going to be convinced you’re doing it wrong.
If you have any large, visible tattoos, you have no doubt experienced the stares, comments, and physical accostings from strangers trying to get a better look at them. It comes with the territory, people are interested and find it odd or exciting.
When I look at you two, I see my heart, I never imagined I had this much love to give until I had a baby. You have taught me that my heart and my capacity to to love is not fixed, it grows each and every day. I love you, I will always love you and I will always be there for you – even after I die. I will watch over you until the end of time.
I often get asked about how I think my tattoos will affect my daughter – I always wonder that myself. I hope they do. I hope they teach her to be accepting of different kinds of people and to never base her opinion on someone’s looks alone. If more kids had that lesson growing up – we’d have a lot less adults who are quick to judge solely based on appearance and stereotypes.