Honest Motherhood

What no one tells you There are days I sit here and think that what no one tells you about motherhood could fill several encyclopedias. No one tells you how you will barely be able to think about anything but this new human. Everything else in your life fades into white background noise. Nothing will ever be as important as seeing those tiny little cheeks break into a smile, watching the rise...

Finding Strength as a New Mother

  When my son was born, my partner kept telling me I was strong. The strongest person he'd ever met. Most days I didn't feel strong. Most days I felt really tired, a little weepy and overwhelmed. What kind of person was I now? Explorer? Wanderer? Mother? Wife? Daughter? And then the daily struggle of wondering what I'd forgotten in the newborn hazy days of little sleep. Did I remember to...