Author Archive | Bonnie
Now that my time with my boys is limited both by custody arrangements and work schedules, I really strive to have that quality over quantity interaction with my kids and feel they deserve a mama who’s going to be present over perfect.
Days after my oldest was born, I found myself walking around in a fog. I was still recovering from a painful cesarean delivery—one I hadn’t planned for or expected. I was trying to adjust to my new normal: sleep deprivation, stressing about trying to nurse my baby and looking beyond recognition. “Welcome to Motherhood,” I […]
I start to feel myself get frustrated and tell myself this was a bad idea. Then it hits me, like it so often does in those key mama moments. They’re three and two and they’re doing exactly what is expected of three and two year olds. They’re exploring, learning, observing and especially, testing the patience […]
It took a conversation I had with a mom whose children had grown for it to come full circle for me. She mentioned if she could get time back with her young kids it wouldn’t be to attend the piano recital again or the Christmas play one more time. Rather, it would be to relive […]
Maybe she’s like me and will take the time to actually (gasp) try something on in the fitting room just because I can, while sipping a coffee from the in-house Starbucks and nibbling on popcorn that I don’t have to share with anyone.
To combat those fears and jitters our little ones (and their mamas) may experience when attending preschool for the first time, I wanted to share some of the things he and I have discussed.
Mom guilt. Before I had kids, I would feel guilty about something every so often. Now, I seem to feel guilty all of the time. I don’t play with the kids enough. I played with the kids and now the house is a mess. I didn’t cook them a balanced meal. I let them watch […]
I hear it in your voice, and can see it in your eyes. A “successful” breastfeeding mom asks “Did you breast or bottle feed?” You avoid eye contact, lower your head and whisper “I tried, and it just didn’t work. I didn’t make enough, had to supplement and my milk eventually dried up.” You avoid […]
Being a mom of two boys under two is not for the faint of heart. Before I had kids I would always hear how tough motherhood was. And stubborn me would always think in the back of my head “Yeah, but I got this. I’m pretty tough. I’m sure I can handle it.” You guys, […]