Surviving #LockDown2020 with a solid routine for kids!

There’s a reason I am a working Mom (okay, so there are a few) but one of them is that I cannot be a SAHM – nope! Never. I would go insane. There are some people who can be with kids all day (we call these abnormal people TEACHERS) and then those of us who do well with our children in small doses. And I can say this with zero shame. I am a career-mom, not a soccer-mom.

BUT – thanks to COVID-19, I am forced to navigate lockdown with two small toddlers (one of whom is accustomed to being in school from 8am to 5pm five times a week). I tried a week of working from home and managing two little humans who have no concept other than the SELF right now, and let’s say that hiding in a room with your back against the door while two little voices yell “MAMA” and attempting to present to the CEO of the company did not work out as planned (shocker that one, really).

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Raising Daughters

I often refer to being a #girlmom and how much joy I take in raising the next generation of female warriors, but I don’t think I stress enough the importance of raising girls well. Yes, we all have our own parenting styles and opinions on how children should be raised, and in this age of information, I sometimes wonder if parents of today are just a little too informed for their own good.  But the crux of my blog post today is focused on what it means to raise a daughter well.

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My Birth Story: Footling Breech

I wanted to share my birth story of my second birth – which happened to be a footling breech (unbeknownst to us). Quite often I come across horrific birth stories. So few people I know offer positive birth stories and I beg the question as to why? Both my births were wonderful and exhilarating, the first a textbook birth and the second a complete topsy turvy (literally), but I believe overrides any ‘normal’ birth with no complications. I choose to present it in a positive light, because that’s what it was – a positive birth. A safe birth. A birth to remember.

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About 3 hours after birth ❤

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Top Ten Postpartum: What they don’t tell you

There is so much information and prep for the pregnancy and birth of your baby, but after my first child was born I struggled with the postpartum experience. Nobody had told me what to expect, and experiencing it made me feel utterly alone and helpless… I was so unprepared!

It’s been 3 weeks since I gave birth to my second baby*, and reliving all the postpartum joy has sparked me to write about the things they don’t tell you about…

1 – Contractions

What? You’ve given birth and you’re sill experiencing contractions? What type of witchcraft is this, you may ask? Yip – your uterus will continue to contract after you’ve given birth. This is a good thing though, as the more it contractions the quicker your uterus will return to ‘normal’ size, and the quicker your belly will shrink too. Still, this doesn’t take away from the pain you experience as your pelvis lights on fire and you double over in agony… oh, and if you’re breastfeeding HAHAHA good luck to you.

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