Slowing down No longer living with expectations Chasing after shoulds Doing it because they are Because they “can” Not that I ever know their behind the scenes What works for me? What is sustainable? What speaks to me? What matches my inner truth?
I put the water bottle in her room so she wouldn’t ask for it at 3 am like the night before. I thought I had it made. “I’m gonna sleep like a baby tonight!” Nope. Faint words began to interrupt my dream. Moments later, I’m up. She didn’t need more water this time, she needed … Continue reading Good Morning! Wait, What?! It’s 3 am!
In the summer of 2014, when I decided to stop chasing men and start chasing my dreams of becoming a mom, I committed myself to being the most reliable professional I could be, which for me meant making sure I consistently got to work promptly. My first nutrition job after grad school was in a … Continue reading My Kid, My Calling
People from the outside love love love to judge people on how many kids they have. Honestly, myself included at times. We're all human y'all. And judging is part of that! I even judge myself, believe it or not! And if you've been following my blog, you'd know that to be true 😉 Well, this … Continue reading I Have 50 Children
Early this morning the smoke detector went off. Yada yada yada. My daughter did wake up. Which meant my me-time in the wee hours of the morning was taken away. Being that I am currently processing 30 years of trauma and personal growth and evolution, I kinda need my me-time—now more than ever! She refused … Continue reading Mama Needs Space
When I was home all day with my daughter when she was a baby, I would at times feel burnt out. Now, when I spend time with her intermittently throughout the day— early morning, lunch break, and in the later afternoon and evening—I feel more energized when I am with her. We spend cherished time … Continue reading Finding Work-Life Balance as a Mom
My co-worker once commented that I could be making the same amount of money working as a part-time nutritionist for fewer hours than I work as an early childhood educator. When I decided to pursue a career in nutrition when I was in college it wasn't for the money, and now, when I am working … Continue reading Why Money Isn’t Everything