Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Sleep Training

Collin taking a bath

Sleep Training I never knew how difficult sleep training would be until I had kids. Before Owen and Collin, I thought I knew what tired felt like. I look back at pre-kids Leslie and think, “Seriously? You thought you were tired? Really? Really?” Ian and I were fortunate enough with Owen because he was relatively…

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Anxiety

family photo of leslie, collin, owen and ian

Anxiety I have anxiety. I first noticed it after having Owen. I would worry about the usual stuff such as health, safety, work, etc. but with a little extra knot in my stomach. Then, after having Collin my anxiety got worse. I tell myself to chill and remind myself that I’m being overly worrisome. But…

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Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt Mom guilt. I first experienced mom guilt when I stopped breastfeeding Owen. Call me naive, but I truly didn’t realize how time consuming breastfeeding would be until I had a baby stuck to my breast seemingly 24/7. Owen had acid reflex, which caused him to cluster feed, so instead of feeding every few hours…

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Questions

Questions I’ve decided that being a breastfeeding/pumping full time teacher and mom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I’ve never felt so out of place and questioning everything I do. A few questions that have come and gone and come again in the past 4 months… How often should I pump? Where…

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A New Normal

A New Normal I’ve got to admit the past few months have been hard. I feel like my life has been dumped upside down, stepped on, kicked, punched, chewed up and then spit out. I knew adding another kiddo to my life would be hard, but this hard? I had no clue. Before having Collin,…

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Back to Work

801eats As many of you know, I finally went back to work. After 9 weeks off, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. I questioned how I would be able to balance my work load of teaching 6th graders with being the best mom and wife I could be. My job is already…

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2 Under 2

2 Under 2 I can’t believe I’m one of those moms who has 2 kids under 2.  Before having Collin, I had heard horror stories about how difficult that situation could be.  To be honest, while my house isn’t a horror story, it’s definitely a crazy, loud, tantrum filled atmosphere.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s…

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