I've been pretty absent. I had lofty goals for this blog. I'm usually the type that loves to share and let everyone in. I wanted to be open and honest about every detail. I fully expected to...then I had a baby. I experienced the most unexpected change, my identity flipped suddenly and immediately. When I … Continue reading Then I had a baby.
I’m struggling to get a full blown blog post out. I have three currently in the works but before I get them finished I thought I’d throw together a quick list of tips of things that helped me transition to mommy-hood. Sleep whenever you can before the baby. I was lucky to start maternity leave … Continue reading A quick list of tips.
So I posted a series of photos on my Instagram about what I was taking to the hospital. There are a few things not pictured that I will mention too. To be frank...I overpacked. I guess I was prepared for anything but there were definitely items I didn’t need. So here is what I actually … Continue reading What I actually used in my hospital bag.
I recently described myself as having "crunchy tendencies" and discovered people haven't heard of this hilarious term before. According to urban dictionary (the best source for slang definitions) a crunchy mom is, "a member of an increasingly growing group of moms who are neo-hippies. They generally believe (for varying reasons) that there is something bad … Continue reading The crunchy Lebanese underground birth community.
More than halfway through my pregnancy, I called my mom one night in tears and filled with anxiety. I started noticing that after reading certain sites or talking to people, I would be overwhelmed and wondering, "what in the world did I get myself into?" After listening, she gave me the best advice. She said … Continue reading Surround yourself with positivity.
Probably before I started researching what kind of birth experience I wanted, I started browsing Pinterest for nursery ideas. I obsessed over the details. Decorating the nursery has been so enjoyable and has kept my mind busy from day one. I had my eye on very specific items from the start but also fell in … Continue reading Decorating the nursery.
This one took me a long time to start sharing publicly because it honestly sounded so strange and I was a little embarrassed. Months before I was ever pregnant, I was reading and discussing trying to conceive with total strangers anonymously through the website What to Expect. The chat rooms are super organized and even … Continue reading THE best pregnancy decision I made.