“I’m so tired! My baby was up every two hours last night.” “My baby’s new thing is scream as loud as possible for as long as she has breath.” “Another blow out diaper! GRR.” Sound familiar? It’s so easy to have negative things to say about being a mom. Recently I was caught up in casual complaining about my day-to-day then something changed. Continue reading Permission to Love It
It’s simple, but “Be Kind to Yourself” is the best advice I received postpartum. Having a baby has changed and expanded nearly every relationship in my life, but my relationship with myself has been the hardest to adjust to. Comparing myself to other people is usually not a good idea, but comparing myself to myself usually leads to constructive goal setting. Now, comparing my mom-self to my pre-baby self is discouraging and I’ve had to re-adjust. Continue reading The Best Advice I Received Postpartum
We just came home from a family reunion that took place at an economics conference in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an unusual setting, but anytime you get to see 20 members of our family it’s a great time (especially when there’s no cooking or clean-up). The conference focused on changing the world through entrepreneurship and I … Continue reading Atlanta, Hidden Figures and My Feminist Streak
When I was working I wanted to be home, but not that I’m here it doesn’t feel quite right either. It’s fun to be home, but I have this internal anxiety at the same time about working. Continue reading Where Am I? Figuring out being home.
When we moved from Boston to San Francisco I was excited to start a new adventure. In the weeks leading up to our move Colin (my husband) got nostalgic and sad for all the things we were leaving behind. I couldn’t understand it. I’d try to comfort him by saying things like, “but the weather … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Everlane
I started back full time 5 weeks ago. It’s been tough to leave my baby with someone else. Hard stop. But being back at work hasn’t been all bad. Continue reading The Work // Mom Tug-of-War
If you read my previous post then you know that I LOVE to workout. Exercise is my hobby, stress reliever, bonding experience, personal achievement jam. Knowing my proclivity for activity I wanted to be hyper sensitive to my body and give it time to heal. With that in mind I didn’t attempt anything beyond walking in the … Continue reading Getting Back to Myself Postpartum