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{Juno Blu. The ULTIMATE Breast Pump Bags}

{Juno Blu. The ULTIMATE Breast Pump Bags}

I.Love.Juno.Blu. When I was asked to review Juno Blu’s Nepenthe Tote in Black  I was honored and excited! Let’s face it, being an exclusive pumping mama is so unglamorous. I don’t get those beautiful breastfeeding photos (hashtag breastfeedingisbeautiful) and empowerment comments. No ma’am. I get a heavy, ugly pump, uncomfortable pumping bras and plastic parts […]

Adoption isnt always happiness and light

Adoption isnt always happiness and light

  When I was a pregnant 17 year old and made the choice (even though it was a forced and coerced choice) to give my son up for adoption the impact of this choice was not yet fully realized. Even as I signed those papers, giving up my rights to my child I couldn’t see […]

Gun Play

Gun Play

“They’ll turn anything into a gun, eventually.” I’ve heard it from everyone, from my best hippie friends to the “experts” on TV segments. I didn’t give it much thought because the “they” they referred to wouldn’t be my daughter. No. It was reserved for boys who are rougher and tougher, those whose favorite color isn’t […]

time.

time.

There are a lot of things you forget about once you haven’t had a newborn for a few years. You forget just how tiny they are. You forget exactly how sweet their breath is. You forget just how many freaking diapers (and outfits) they can go through in a 3 hour period. You forget just […]

Darkness… Possible TRIGGER

Darkness… Possible TRIGGER

dark·ness 1. the state or quality of being dark 2. absence or deficiency of light 3. wickedness or evil 4. obscurity; concealment   5. lack of knowledge or enlightenment It makes me sad that this is the first word that comes to my mind when I am asked what becoming a mother was like for me. Dark, just dark. The kind of dark that makes you want to crawl in the corner, never see the light […]

Get Thyself Focused

Get Thyself Focused

Life,Xza No Comment

The list that is scribbled to my left, may look haphazard, but the bullet points that continue to flow assist with my sanity as I have transitioned into full time motherhood and full time work-at-home mother. I could not do what I do without help. Starting in January, twice per week, our lovely nanny comes […]

Another Day Late, Another Year Older

Another Day Late, Another Year Older

Of COURSE I was supposed to post yesterday. Life has just gotten so insane. I swore it was today, and I looked down at the date and went, “Well, Nope.” to myself, after I had already started writing, because of course it isn’t the 11th. It’s the 12th! I should know this because baby girl […]

Welcome to the World, Ella

Welcome to the World, Ella

Intense. That’s how I explained my first birth, too. Not painful, just intense, hard work. This time was too and even though it was similar it wasn’t even close to the same. 7 hours from start to finish, I barely had time to process what was happening. My contractions went from 6 minutes to 5 […]

Third times a charm

Third times a charm

My due date for baby #3 was 2-16-14. I don’t have my babies “ahead of schedule.” So on 2-12-14 when I started to feel little twinges in my lower abdomen, I wrote it off as nothing. The day went on as normal, and every so often, a little cramp. I suppose you could say I […]