Posts Tagged ‘collin’

Breastfeeding

Collin standing on colorful play area in back yard

Breastfeeding Well, the time has come. I’ve decided to start weaning my little guy from breastfeeding. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, I actually do.  I’m just so done with pumping. I’m done with hauling my pump everywhere, always wearing a pumping bra, and feeling like a cow being milked 4 times a day.…

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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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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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