What are you doing because you feel like you should? Even if the should grew out of your own values and desires once?
Some days it feels like the needs of my children are incessant. From the moment my eyelids open into the 5am darkness to the moment their little bodies succumb to sleep, they NEED. They need love, snuggles, attention, comfort, and reassurance. They also need pancakes cut up just so, a cup of juice -no, I [...]
As difficult as nursing a toddler can sometimes be, there are moments of pure bliss. Like so many moments in motherhood, this one is filled with complex and contradictory emotions.
Peaceful Baby turns a mature 7 months old today. I love my daughter so wholly it's shocking. Her bright eyes and easy smile fill my heart to capacity, making me laugh and enabling me to see the world from a new perspective. But there's another side to all of that: being a parent is hard. [...]