Candid Motherhood

๐’๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ง๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐›๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐จ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿชโคโฃโฃ

...๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต'๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด, ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต?โฃโฃ

โฃโฃ

Read More

What My Daughter Taught Me About Self-Love

๐ˆ'๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ ๐ž. โฃ

It seems counterintuitive. As the fine lines of laughter slowly find their permanent homes around my eyes, as the evidence of the life I carried settles into a different skin than I once knew...I suddenly find it easier to see myself.

Read More

Nine Hundred Thirty-Nine Days: Child-Led Breastfeeding

939 days, 134 weeks, 31 months, 2.5 years. Its been a long road, and its one that was not easy and took a lot of work, education, and commitment. I've been waiting to post this...but it has been a little over a month since Isla last asked to nurse, and I think she is officially done.

We did it, our goal for her to peacefully wean on her own, in her own time, finally met.

What better time to reflect on our journey than World Breastfeeding Week?

Read More

Loving Every Version of You

I'm not going to lie: I struggled with sharing this most recent picture.

It might seem silly to some, it might seem vain, and it may not even be noticeable to anyone else, but it doesnโ€™t make it any less โ€œreal.โ€ The ongoing commitment to overcoming dysmorphic views of our bodies and the dangerous paths it can take us down if left unaddressed is beyond important to talk about: we are not alone, and it can get better.

Read More