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
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!
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
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…
It's been a little over 5 months that I've been living in Florida and I still can't shake the feeling of missing parts of my life from Cincinnati. At the same time, there are things about Florida that I'm loving so much that sometimes I think I'll never get used to them. So many mixed… Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds
One year ago today, I sat next to my husband in our tiny apartment and published my first blog post. Usually on the first anniversary of an event, people say something like, "Has it been a year already?!" In this case, I'm more so saying to myself, "Has it ONLY been a year?!" It feels… Continue reading Laketra BFF Turns 1!
...and I'm surprised the movie wasn't released in theaters. I've seen a couple Facebook posts of people calling the movie "trash", but I actually liked it. This post isn't going to be a review of the movie, just my thoughts and feelings about it. I'm not going to explain the plot or give a play… Continue reading I Finally Watched Bird Box…
This year I lost someone very dear to me. A big sister, friend, confidant, and one of my biggest cheerleaders in life passed away several months ago from cancer. This Christmas was my first Christmas without her (you can read a little about my grief process in a post I wrote about her here) and… Continue reading If You Were Here…