What I Learned in My First Two Years of Motherhood: The top 10 rules to surviving it all.

What I Learned in My First Two Years of Motherhood: The top 10 rules to surviving it all.

We just celebrated Little J's second birthday! Say what?! How did that even happen? I have been her mom for two years! It seems like just yesterday she was just a tiny newborn that cried all night. Now she is a headstrong toddler who whines all day—joking. Kind of. Although I have been a step mom longer then [...]

Two Things: Firstly Your Baby is Fine, Secondly You Have Cancer

Two Things: Firstly Your Baby is Fine, Secondly You Have Cancer

Coming to into motherhood for the second time was already different.  I was more nervous, more excited, more realistic, more confident, more everything having experienced a newborn before.  Combining this moment with advanced colorectal cancer was not a difference I had been anticipating.  It was at the 6-week health check for my daughter that my [...]

The one thing no one tells you about becoming a mom

The one thing no one tells you about becoming a mom

I wish someone had told me. It’s like the world’s best kept secret. Maybe no one tells you the real truth because then maybe people wouldn’t have kids. But I’ll let you in on the secret… Motherhood is really. Fucking. Hard. I knew becoming a parent would be tough. I knew babies weren’t easy and [...]

Breastfeeding sucks. (Literally. But I did it and so can you.)

Breastfeeding sucks. (Literally. But I did it and so can you.)

Your beautiful little baby emerges into the world, lungs forcing out the first wails of a new life while tiny red fists fly. He is cleaned up and handed back to you, and your heart is full. He latches onto your breast for the first time and there is an immediate moment of bonding. This [...]

The breastfeeding elimination diet: infants and protein intolerances

The breastfeeding elimination diet: infants and protein intolerances

I am officially 7 months into breastfeeding. I never thought I’d be here. My original goal was to reach 6 months after a significantly challenging—okay hellish—start to breastfeeding. After a few months it got better, and eventually became a breeze. One of the biggest hurdles was something I’d never even heard of before. A few [...]