I really need to thank whoever coined the term “adulting”. I use it on a consistent basis. As in, “Do I really have to do this ‘adulting’ thing today?” or “How do you manage ‘adulting’ so easily when you have two kids?” But more often than not, I find myself saying, “Adulting is hard!”
The home is sacred. It’s the place families should feel the most secure and protected. Just about every house eventually needs modifications and updates to ensure it ages gracefully, as well as to keep it well-protected against outside elements.
I’ve seen and heard some rigorous debates about the different methods of childbirth. Although it wasn’t my intention, I’ve done some very “hands-on” research on the subject. The first thing I realized with my experiences is that you don’t always get to choose!
There were many factors that kept me night nursing my daughter for 23 months. I actually had no intention of night nursing into her toddler years; it just happened. She was my first baby, so I was just along for the ride and didn’t have any particular mothering agenda besides being the best mom I could be.
I became a full-fledged mommy at age38. After having 6 miscarriages, I never thought I would get pregnant again, much less carry one full term. I had so many emotions.