The moment you get a positive home pregnancy test, a million thoughts and emotions might flood your mind and body. If you're actively trying to conceive, a positive test is all you ever wanted. The thing with me is...I have a history of early miscarriage. I had 3 before getting pregnant (and staying pregnant) with… Continue reading My Experience In Early Pregnancy (After Multiple Miscarriages)
The other day I was asking my grandfather, or Pompa as he is affectionately known in my family, if he was coming home for dinner. He had some errands to run and sometimes his errands keep him out for days (he's old and moves slowly, but the dude can go). I was planning to cook some… Continue reading Life Nuggets from Pompa: Harboring Hate.
Life is overwhelming to say the least. I'm someone who likes to keep herself busy, whether it's work, school, spending time with family, hobbies, or passions (like this blog). And I'm usually really good at juggling it all, but recently I have been hit with what can only be described as burnout. I've sat at… Continue reading Burnout: 5 Steps I’m Taking To Recover
Style changes across the years, that's totally understandable. I used to be quite the fashionista...not. Comfort over EVERYTHING! I was one of those almost-goth-rocker type chicks. I wore a lot of mens' cut Dickies. See baby me pictured below. I must have been 15 or 16. Oooooh high school. I didn't think too much about… Continue reading My Style Evolution To ‘Mom’
You always hear the phrase, "It takes a village." And I mean, from a sociological standpoint, I could absolutely agree. There are internal and external influences that all materialize in the person someone grows up to be. So I get it. It does take a village. But I'm talking about the normal day to day activities.… Continue reading I Don’t Need My Husband.
I have about a handful of people I consider to be friends, and I see them maybe twice year. It's completely understandable. We all work different schedules. We have our own grown up things to attend to. But understanding life's demands doesn't stop me from wanting to be social in some capacity. I want parent… Continue reading Making Friends as an Adult and Parent: Mom Tinder.
I've had an almost finished draft of this post on deck for weeks. It's a testament to how utterly draining expectation can be on any given project... The last two terms of school have been unbelievably trying. I consciously received my first 'C' because I was paralyzed by the thought of deadlines. I spent days reading the material,… Continue reading The Pressure to be the Perfect _______ (Mom, Wife, Daughter, Person, Doormat, etc.)
I recently had the opportunity to create some simple decorations for a baby shower. While this is a little bit outside of our self-prescribed box as apparel and accessory decorators, it was such a fun and creative project to be a part of! It was intended to be a city themed shower, as the parents-to-be… Continue reading When Given the Chance to Get Crafty…
I'm sitting at my desk, at the same job I've held (on and off) for the past 10 years, and I got this brilliant idea to start a blog. I do a lot of things on an overly excited whim, so naturally I bought a domain name and set up a page with WordPress. Now… Continue reading So I Started a Blog.