Do not go gentle into that good night …

A recent mommy blog post on post natal depression prompted my own reflections: I remember clearly the anxiety of embracing my new role as mother. The inability to implement nap / sleep schedules left me exhausted and frustrated (#downwithGinaFord!) The searing pain of breastfeeding coupled with fears of low milk supply 🍼 plagued me. The seeming…

Becoming a mother

I remember becoming a first-time mom like it was yesterday, particularly the self-inflicted panic from reading one too many “what to expect” books and “helpful” motherhood online forums. Becoming a mother is a milestone that is inadequately captured in the words of others. Advice, though well meaning, often leads to self-doubt. As I enter the…

9 months to a lifetime

“9 months to a lifetime” was the tagline of my first blog that I attempted 7 years ago when I was pregnant with RJ, my first child. It came naturally to me, as I carried him, getting heavier by the day, and wondering when it would all end. Except it doesn’t. You’re pregnant for 9 months…