Mom Thoughts

Typical Toddler or Worrisome Symptom?

October 14, 2010

I had another post all ready to go, but something’s been bugging me that I feel like I need to write about. The more I think about it, the more it bothers me, so I have to get it off my chest. I’ve shared here, on multiple occasions, how Jackson is an active kid. He […]

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Rockabye baby

September 23, 2010

Jackson hasn’t been sleeping well. I think it’s the molars coming in, or occasionally nightmares, but it’s definitely not the status quo. In the middle of the night, he’ll wake up–not whimpering, or softly crying, but wailing. It’s the most heartbreaking sound. In those wee small hours right now, Jackson will only be calmed by […]

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Reflections on a year of motherhood

September 3, 2010

On Monday, my baby boy turns one. How has he already been with us a year? And has it only been a year? It seems like a lifetime and a nanosecond all at once. Over the past few days, I’ve found myself strangely reminiscent of the lead up to Jackson’s arrival. I’ll have a brief […]

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11 tips for pumping moms

August 30, 2010

Last week, I began the process of weaning off the pump. Jackson is almost a year old, and I plan to be pump free by his birthday next week. While I love nursing him, I LOATHE pumping, and though there’s a little bit of bitter in with the sweet, by and large my feelings on […]

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Deferring

August 15, 2010

One of the things I find myself struggling with as a working mom with a husband who is a stay at home dad is deferring to him as the primary caregiver. I don’t mean that I defer Jackson’s care to N.C. of course–we talk through most of the decisions about J’s life, from the big […]

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