Breastfeeding & PPD

I was 24 when I had baby number one. As a first time mom, I had tons of naive expectations for what everything would be like. The pregnancy. The delivery. All the bonding that would happen during maternity leave. I guess I just assumed every step on that 9-month journey (and every day after) would…… Continue reading Breastfeeding & PPD

What being snubbed by my “Gal Pals” taught me

Pretty recently, a group of women, whom I consider “my group,” went out for dinner and drinks without me. I awoke one morning to see dozens of photos posted on social media, captioned, “Girl’s Night!” They sat together in a restaurant, around a large, welcoming table, holding up drinks and baring gleeful smiles. I did…… Continue reading What being snubbed by my “Gal Pals” taught me

Northeast Ohio ‘Eggate’ Has My Neighborhood Acting Like a Mob of Karens

All around Northeast Ohio, hundreds of families paid for an Easter “egg drop” service that was never received. Local news outlets have dubbed the so-called scam “Eggate,” and multiple city police departments are investigating, after having been flooded with complaints. OK, here’s the Eggate story, as told by Facebook users: Hundreds of parents spent $50+…… Continue reading Northeast Ohio ‘Eggate’ Has My Neighborhood Acting Like a Mob of Karens

My Son’s Teacher Gave Me A Small Gift That I NEEDED

The pandemic arrived in Ohio when its first cases were confirmed on March 9, 2020. Four days later, on March 13, is when our schools closed their doors at Governor Mike DeWine’s behest. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent closing of schools began a months-long struggle in my family’s day-to-day lives for stability…… Continue reading My Son’s Teacher Gave Me A Small Gift That I NEEDED

The People In My Local Buy/Sell Groups Are A**holes

I LOVE a good deal. So much so, that I frequent local buy and sell groups on Facebook. ESPECIALLY if I’m looking for baby gear or furniture…I feel like it never hurts to see what others are selling before I hit the store. If you’ve never visited one of these groups, here’s how it works:…… Continue reading The People In My Local Buy/Sell Groups Are A**holes

I Thought I Knew It All – But My Pregnant Body Just Took Me For A Loop!

I have three children, ages 8, 7, and 3. I truly thought I’d seen it all in regard to pregnancy. I’ve been through it enough times, after all. I’ve experienced swollen ankles, growing feet, back pain, heartburn, rashes, stretch marks, Placenta Previa, an emergency c-section, planned c-sections… So, when I became pregnant with baby number…… Continue reading I Thought I Knew It All – But My Pregnant Body Just Took Me For A Loop!