Stop Looking Around the Room

While in Mexico last week, I had an epiphany. Nothing ground shattering but enough to wake me up and realize how judgemental I can be. In the last couple of years, I have made a conscious effort not to judge others and remind myself that everyone is living their reality to the best that they […]

The sweaty car seat battle

So today I experienced something that I think all mothers can relate to: sweating from every pore of your body, a sense that you will quickly suffocate under the layers of clothing you suddenly regret wearing as you desperately try to get your crying child to cooperate for a few minutes. Does it sound familiar? Today […]

Help someone with their honey pack

The smallest little gestures can really go a long way. This might sound totally irrelevant and you might be wondering why I am even wasting time writing about this, but I had to! You see, Marko and I had a few errands to run yesterday but I felt that a quick stop at Starbucks for some […]

To the women I saw yesterday

Yesterday, on my way to the park with Marko, I noticed a woman sitting on the curb, cradling a child in her arms. The little girl must have been no older than two years of age. The woman, who I can only assume was her mother, was wearing a long black dress. I couldn’t tell […]

Don’t make me babyproof

How many of you out there go all out with your baby-proofing? Marko has discovered standing and, believe it or not, furniture walking in the past month. His eagerness to explore and enjoy his newfound mobility has him all over the house causing me a lot of unwanted stress lately. Our house isn’t exactly “baby-proofed”, more out of […]

Why I decided to donate my milk

When I first gave birth to Marko, I was given the opportunity to attempt breastfeeding for the very first time with the help of a very kind nurse who was terribly patient and knew exactly how to instruct a very flustered and still shaky new mother. She helped guide his little mouth as he latched […]

OUF!: Feeling Over-tired, Useless and Fatigued

When my husband comes home from work today, the first thing I will probably say to him after passing him the baby is “Ouf!!”. This has been anything but a restful Friday. Marko woke up this morning in a cranky and very whiny mood. Put him down to play: he whines. Pick him up: whines […]