A WOMAN SHATTERED (PART TWO)

By the time she realized what was wrong, she was already in the depths of it. She was living her own personal hell. What started out as attempt to keep her daughter safe had spiraled into an agonizing nightmare that is beyond words – postpartum OCD, the lesser known and most misunderstood of all postpartum […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SCHEDULE (AND HOW TOM BRADY AND ELI MANNING RUINED MINE)

 I learned quickly when the diva was a newborn that a schedule is important for babies  – one of the easiest ways to ward off temper tantrums and fussing. And I had it all figured out. Meals, snacks, naps and bedtimes. Like clockwork. If her snack or nap time was running late, she was screaming […]

A WOMAN SHATTERED (PART 1)

She sat in the physician’s office, crying uncontrollably, unable to speak. She wanted to explain to him how small her world had become. To tell him that she was barely functioning. She’d open her mouth, but the reality of it would hit her in the face and she’d choke on the words. She had already […]

I Owe My Mother an Apology

I sat there in the tiny doctor’s office waiting patiently for the pediatrician to finish telling me about the shots fussy butts would be getting and going over her suggestions for safety and nutrition. But what I really wanted to know was what the heck I’m supposed to do about the temper tantrums that currently […]

WHY WE ALMOST NAMED HER “BABY GIRL”

Many parents, when deciding on a baby name, take the whole nine months to come up with a moniker that will serve the child well, as both a youngster and an adult. And then there are those that … umm … don’t (*cough* Blue Ivy *cough*). Choosing the diva’s name (no it isn’t diva, though […]

MY DAUGHTER, THE ADDICT

Lately it’s been impossible to do anything without a little shadow. I can’t remember the last time I could walk out of the room without screaming, tiny footsteps racing after me. Heaven forbid I actually leave her out of all my fun, like putting laundry away or going to the bathroom. I can’t even get […]

WHO NEEDS A DRINK?

You know how you wake up with a tiny foot in your face and crawl out of bed after a restless night’s sleep only to stumble into a milk-splattered world filled with annoying toys that have some super-powered batteries that never die, a barrage of singing mice whose songs make you want to stick your […]

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