On 2/13/2020 I experienced what I call, "Motherhood in REAL life". A lot of the mothers I know or "know-of" via social media have their lives all the way together. Motherhood and all the things that come with it come to them naturally or with very little difficulty. There is no obstacle they can't handle.… Continue reading My Worst Mom Day So Far
Dear Yani, Do you know how much I love you? Can it even be measured? What system can contain the amount of love I have for you? My greatest accomplishment. My legacy. Oftentimes I stare at you while you are asleep and think, "Wow. I made this." I am in awe of you. Oftentimes I… Continue reading A Letter to My Daughter
In my last post, Pregnancy in Review , I talked about all the reasons I hated being pregnant. But if I'm being honest, it wasn't all bad. There were some good parts to it too. Now that it's been 5 weeks since I've been pregnant, I've had some time to recover from some of the effects… Continue reading The Good Parts
So, I did a thing... I HAD A BABY!!! On December 14, 2019 my beautiful baby girl, Yiannis, was born via C section after 2 days of labor. I thought I would have a smooth labor and delivery experience considering the pregnancy itself nearly TOOK. ME. OUT! I went ghost soon after becoming pregnant (only… Continue reading Pregnancy in Review
Well...actually the parts I'm referring to are collectively called a Vulva, but you know what I mean. **trigger warning** This post mentions sexual abuse. Be kind to yourself and take heed before proceeding. Baby Chick is a girl and I couldn't be happier. All I can think is, "Exactly how many headbands is too many… Continue reading It’s Called a VAGINA!
Do you know how hard it is to grow a human? Granted, your body's doing all the work but you feel all the effects. Think about it. No, really...think about it. Do you know how hard it is to have your nutrients taken and used to create a brain, liver, kidneys, stomach, head, spine, etc,… Continue reading Pregnancy is Underrated
That's right...I'm pregnant! Unexpectedly pregnant, but pregnant nonetheless (that's a separate post). I am 16wks as of July 2nd, and now that the shock of being charged with the IMMENSE responsibility of raising a baby into a well-adjusted adult has worn off, I can begin to experience other feelings. Right now, mainly excitement. I'm excited… Continue reading Moving to the Hood: Motherhood
How? How can you restore years...hopes...dreams? This is a question I pondered while watching Ava DuVernay's Netflix series "When They See Us", but it especially echoed in my heart while watching Oprah's interview of the real life men of the Central Park 5 case, better known now as The Exonerated Five. If you haven't watched… Continue reading Restoring Innocence
Yes, you! The blogging community. There is something so pure about letting my creative juices flow through the keys onto this computer screen. It's different from recording videos. Somehow it feels more...personable. Maybe it's because I'm an introvert and would rather be able to communicate with others without actually having to engage in verbal conversation.… Continue reading I Miss You!
Happy Social Work Month! Maybe I'm a little biased, but I think Social Work is one of the best professions IN THE WORLD! In honor of this month and these amazing people, I am reposing my Social Work appreciation post from last year here and adding the link to my Youtube video titled "All About… Continue reading It’s That Time Of The Year Again…