First lesson: no matter the circumstances (you can literally be staring at your sleeping child on a monitor), you will most likely hear a crying baby while you're showering. If whipping open the shower curtain to get a better listen burned many calories, I'd be 90lbs by now. I can't believe we are 6, almost… Continue reading I’m 7ish Months Into Parenting – Here’s What I’ve Learned
To be genuine and honest - recently, I had been struggling mentally. We are in the middle of a move; the baby is teething; I am working full time and caring for the said baby all while we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. My daily routine is mundane, repetitive, and exhausting The height… Continue reading The Power of 60 Minutes
In hard times, gratitude can be a powerful force. Focusing on the good got me through my diagnosis last year, and it’s been helpful again this year while I’ve been transitioning back to work. Every year, when we celebrate Thanksgiving, I'm always reminded that even in good times, we should be thankful (maybe even more… Continue reading Gobble Some Gratitude This Season, Will Ya?!
Wow. I cannot even say how good it feels to be back at my lap top writing. I'm not sure if it's writing that is making me feel so good, or, being able to finally balance an infant to the point where I have a few moments to do something for myself that is beyond… Continue reading The Trenches of Parenthood
For as long as I can remember giving birth has been one of my greatest fears. Probably since the day I realized how babies actually come into this world, I've been petrified of the day I would give birth. Over the years I've watched (not literally) my powerhouse female family and friends give birth to… Continue reading Getting My Mind Right & a Drive By Shower
Well, baby, we found out you will enter our world in August on Christmas. What an appropriate time as you will soon learn your Dad is all about the holidays. I know when we found out that you were coming you didn't have ears but I promise the happy tears between us both were plentiful.… Continue reading A Letter to a Growing Love
First time pregnancy, with a tumor, during a pandemic - sounds a bit like a horror movie, doesn't it? For me, it actually isn't a nightmare but a dream. Hear me out. I totally understand there are women who are pregnant during this crazy time and would have much preferred a more normal situation. I… Continue reading Pandemic Pregnancy: Why I Feel Lucky
I really would love to blog regularly. When I created my Instagram page and my blog, I had imagined posting frequently. I wanted to create content based off my condition multiple times a week. I would have endless ideas and beautiful, meaningful, transparent topics. But, I am healing. The best part about healing (aside from… Continue reading A Blog About Nothing
I am so sorry to have gone MIA. I definitely miss writing my personal blog and documenting my Desmoid journey. I'm not going to lie though, I was not so good at juggling all the things I had to juggle this holiday season. Between all the celebrations, my appointments, no days off from work, seeing… Continue reading Where the Heck Have I Been?