Motherhood

Owen’s Birth

April 27, 2017

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Did you write out your birth story? How long did you wait to put your memories to paper? I just reread mine and it was honestly painful to read. It read more like a police report rather than a story, which I think is only natural when you share your story three weeks after giving birth. At that point things are still so fresh, you’re sleep deprived and you haven’t had time to process exactly what happened. You’re so focused on the details of the day that you’re unaware of the big picture and what it really meant to give birth. I remember at the time thinking that I needed to share these details, that these things weren’t talked about enough and that I had to warn future mothers and my future self of what real birth was all about. I was nervous that if I waited too long to share my experience that I would look at it with rose colored glasses and that certain things would get skipped over. Well, here I am a year and a half later giving my birth story a second chance, rose colored glasses or not.
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Mom and Dad Made a Podcast – Episode 13

April 5, 2017

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The grandparents are manning the fort while we’re in Spain this week, but before we took off we all recorded our next episode of Mom and Dad Made a Podcast! Listen as we dig into current events in the parenting realm, chat with my parents about embarrassing moments in my childhood (and marriage) and really dive into how amazing it is to be a grandparent! Download, listen and subscribe on here.

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Together We Mother: Parenthood Changes Marriage

March 23, 2017

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I remember when Zack and I got engaged the first time (if you have no idea what I’m talking about read more on our story here) and after doing so friends and family asked me if I was nervous. If I thought marriage would make things would be different. I naively stated that I didn’t see how things would change – we we’re already living together, spoiler alert – we had already been having sex for years, and it seemed like we knew each other better than we knew ourselves. Well, like any other married couple can tell you, things are different after you tie the knot and like any parents can tell you, things change even more after welcoming your bundle of joy. At least they did for us.

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