My Journal

categories

travels

motherhood

natue

introspection

Ariela is officially halfway through her terrific two’s. With my first kid, I made a big deal of it filled with cupcakes and a photo shoot and this and that. Poor Ariela spent her second-and-a-half birthday washing our car. Lol. She loves it though. She’s such an interesting little soul. She’s just so aware, and…

Ariela Selah, Breastfeeding, Motherhood

weaning, talking, two-and-a-half

It was the morning you turned three months old. It was a quiet morning. A perfect morning. I was awoken to your little grunts of hunger and the light shining past the curtains. I picked you up and laid you closer to me. You began to nurse, just like every morning before that. And just…

Breastfeeding, Damian Julio, Motherhood

My Last Day of Breastfeeding Damian

I’m 28 years old today. I remember that’s how old my mom used to jokingly tell me she was year after year after year when I was a kid. A lot of my girlfriends are afraid of wrapping up their twenties. I used to dread it too, but as 30 approaches I’m actually looking to it…

Earth Strong, Motherhood

28

Yesterday marked my first six weeks of breastfeeding, and I wanted to write a bit about it to share my experience. Although it may seem like it at first, I don’t intend to scare anyone away who might be considering it; rather, I’m writing this to encourage those who are currently in the thick of…

Motherhood

Breastfeeding: My First Six Weeks

I wanted to publish this on Mother’s Day, but I never got around to writing it. #NewMomProblems Anyway, being so far from family and friends this time around, I’ve had a lot of time to think about the things that would have really made my day in the first few weeks of new motherhood. If…

Motherhood

Things to do for a New Mother

In the last few weeks Northern Virginia has really blossomed. The trees, which were barren and brown when I first arrived in March, are now thick and green. The sun is shining and the weather is fabulous. I thought this would make my outlook on life in inland Virginia a little more positive, but I…

Motherhood

Bloom

In the last few weeks Northern Virginia has really blossomed. The trees, which were barren and brown when I first arrived in March, are now thick and green. The sun is shining and the weather is fabulous. I thought this would make my outlook on life in inland Virginia a little more positive, but I…

Motherhood

Bloom