Tag Archive: Motherhood

Feb 23

The Final Baby

Pregnancy is the magic pill for Multiple Sclerosis, they say. Your hormones will protect you for 6-8 weeks after delivery, they say. In a perfect world, sure. But then something unexpected happens. Instead of pregnancy la-dee-da, they say you are ‘unusual’ and should really consider your health before having more children. Women don’t relapse WHILE …

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Feb 09

Life in a Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

I am a prisoner of Multiple Sclerosis. A prisoner of my own body. Just this afternoon I convinced my eager toddler he shouldn’t shower with me because my legs were tired. When he asked why, I told him I didn’t want to fall and hurt him. A sentence no parent should ever have to tell …

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Feb 01

That One Time… My Water Broke

I am still shocked that my water broke this time. Like, not movie dramatic water breaking, but it totally gushed multiple times. Why are there no water breaking 101 practice scenarios? Here’s your pee cup and this is what it feels like when your water breaks. My birth story began when… I kept telling people I …

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Jan 15

When Toddlers Think No One is Watching

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine. Never in a million years did I think I would utter these words. Heck, I can’t believe I am able to write about this type of product in a way that isn’t making fun of myself for …

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Nov 13

Color Me Unprepared: My Battle with Nesting

Some women love nesting. They find pleasure in tiny booties neatly lined up on a nursery shelf. Their nurseries look like the Pinterest board they crafted before it was remotely time to squat over a pee stick. They proudly display the beauty of pregnancy on their wall by means of a belly cast. They were destined to …

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Oct 19

Toddler Eczema Follow-Up

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central to talk about toddler eczema for #AveenoEczemaTherapy. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Toddler eczema has rocked my mommy world from the very moment my goodies were sliced and diced. So many tears. So many guilty nights. …

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Jul 10

Dark Side of Potty Training

“Don’t play with your penis at the dinner table.” “Don’t pee on the wall!” “Hang on, I have to wipe your butt!” “Just pull down your pants and pee on the tree.” I received the cleaning products mentioned in this potty training story for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group …

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Dec 06

8 Pregnancy Facts {Advent Calendar Day 5}

Pregnancy facts are my inspiration for day 5 of the advent calendar! Weird? You betcha. Relevant? Absolutely! Michael has been acting a fool lately and I have no farking idea why. A toddler that won’t sleep boils down to no showers. No showers means I’m a greasy monkey. Being a greasy monkey means I can’t …

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Nov 21

Poop Goes Fffrrpppppppttttttt?

I had an entire Thanksgiving themed post concocted about what I am thankful for, yadda-yadda, and wasn’t feeling it at all because you got a pretty good motherhood rant a few days ago. You know me and if it isn’t flowing, it ain’t gonna happen. But then something miraculous took place, as I was preparing …

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Nov 20

Toddler Tantrum Coping Mechanism

Believe it or not, I experienced a toddler tantrum that had me considering an iced latte for its sweet treat capabilities; the largest cup of coffee I could purchase to get my mind racing; and booze to make me forget about the toddler tantrum Michael graced me with this morning. I’m soooo dramatic, but seriously, I …

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