Baby "Wearing" Saved Me: One Year & Beyond

Wearing 1-3months in a Stretchy Wrap (Moby)
If it wasn’t for baby carriers: stretchy wraps (moby), ring slings, & Soft Structured Carriers (Ergo & then Tula), I am pretty sure I would have fully lost it my first year of being a mother. I did not have an easy baby…he did not sleep, he did not slay still, but at seventeen months... Read more »

I'm Glad I Didn't Get Married Young: A Letter to My 18 Year-old-self

I'm Glad I Didn't Get Married Young: A Letter to My 18 Year-old-self
Growing up in the south, in conservative Christian culture, early marriage was encouraged. Women like me are pitied (yes even today).  Looking back now, I would like to encourage  young Christian women to embrace singlehood in their twenties–even in their thirties–something no one ever told me to do. Why? Cause it can be great. Dear... Read more »

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Eat Greens

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Eat Greens
When my Sugar started eating solids at 6 months old we went straight to finger foods–mostly veggies and fruit. I thought “Baby Led Weaning” was the answer to getting kids to eat healthier and I still think it’s great and it helps. But there is this toddler thing where almost all kids decide they will... Read more »
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Rules of First Mom's Club

Rules of First Mom's Club
First Mom’s Club is my sanity–if you are a first time mom in Chicago with a baby born in 2013/14 find us on meetup.com. Here are the rules that keep me sane as a first time mom 1. You do not talk about first mom’s club. Just kidding, you have to to talk about it.... Read more »

We Named Our Son Lincoln: A Testimony Against Racial Injustice

We Named Our Son Lincoln: A Testimony Against Racial Injustice
I have been debating writing about race & Ferguson the few weeks since the announcement was made that Darren Wilson was not indicted. Then came the further blow of the Eric Gardner case. As I read what others write, I struggle over whether there is anything that I can add. But if anyone might read... Read more »

Netflix: guilty pleasure, addiction, bad habit

This is purely a confession. Some people are always feeling bad about how much time they spend on Facebook. I spend time on Facebook, but I don’t think its a problem. It is communication, networking, and information. Netflix on the other hand, is none of those things. It is genius–but it is mind numbing episodes... Read more »
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Who Said Moms Should Be Self-less? Not Jesus, I can tell you that much.

Who Said Moms Should Be Self-less? Not Jesus, I can tell you that much.
When did moms start being expected to put everyone and everything before themselves? What led to the exalted selfless creature in yoga pants and a sweat-shirt spending her every waking moment (or time outside of paid work) serving her children? I believe the selfless mother is based on a misunderstanding of scripture–mixed in with some... Read more »

Being An Overeducated SAHM.

Being An Overeducated SAHM.
Some of my friends love being stay-at-home-moms (SAHM)/housewives/homemakers. I wish, wish, wish I could. I mean– I have loved it. Breastfeeding, cuddling, wearing him, witnessing all the firsts, and now watching his delight as he zooms down the slide. This was the kind of mothering he needed and I love him so much I was... Read more »

Air Travel with a Baby: Light but Smart

Air Travel with a Baby: Light but Smart
Some say traveling with a baby is just not worth it–it messes up their sleep for sure. But, I live in Chicago. Need I say more? From about December-May a once a month get away would be the dream life (since winter feels like it is 6 months long). And “lap children” fly free. When... Read more »
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Jesus would take the El: Faith Friday

Jesus would take the El: Faith Friday
As soon as the date was released the mayor announced that the highway would be closed the morning of his arrival. He, personally would be providing a limo and police escort from the airport to the big catered meal that the Cardinal was hosting in Jesus’ honor. This made the Black Hawks parade and Lala... Read more »