Postpartum

Finding My Vessel

The birth and beginning of a year brings so much renewal into my psyche, something I have been desperate for throughout the past few months. Evangeline was born, Zoe turned 6, Beau turned 3, the holidays steamrolled through and now Jack is approaching 8 with...

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Momma Loves: New Baby Edition

Things have been pretty heavy around here, and whenever I start feeling suffocated I just want to do something mindless. So I either shop or turn on Bravo. TV watching hasn't been much of an option since I'm working and mothering most of the day,...

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Feeling Beautiful for Her

Sometimes the ultimate mind, body and soul rejuvenation for me is a new hair cut. So, I booked an appointment and went to get my hair done for the first time in the three weeks since Evvie was born. I was eager for the physiological...

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Relentlessly Restless

Four weeks. I can barely believe it's been four weeks since Evvie was born. It's just like a new mother to say something like that, isn't it? A whole month. I want to mourn the time passing but the time has been so healing for our...

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Finding Sleep and Sanity

Evangeline has been, dare I say, following something of a schedule since the day she was born. It sounds a little crazy to say, and I'm even crazier to put it out there because we all know that Murphy's Law sits and waits for these...

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Spoiling Myself in the Newborn Fade

I call it the Newborn Fade, this phase; Staying indoors, and sometimes just my bedroom for days on end, taking showers when it's only desperately necessary (because the baby cries and I can't even), literally staring and studying this sweet, brand new face for so...

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Finding Normal

Walking into the our athletic club to take the kids swimming yesterday, a woman passed us and remarked "Wow, four kids. That ain't for the faint of heart." Little did she know exactly how faint in the heart I've been feeling the last week. It's...

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Our Evangeline, A Birth Story

It's probably a little premature for me to try to write about this… I'm 3/4 of the way through the first sentence and the tears are streaming. The last week has been full of changes and emotions; I'm overwhelmed with gratitude and overwhelmed with four...

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