I ended up having a C-section after a failed, and premature, induction. I was saddened, and my heart was crushed. I felt like something sacred was taken from me . . . the option to birth my baby in my way.
Author Archive | Heidi
Although there were a lot of reasons that it was best for my mental health for us to part ways, I found myself missing my soulmate of a friend. Along the way, I’ve had to remind myself that it’s okay to lose a friend, even a best friend, if the relationship wasn’t beneficial anymore.
Hi. I’m your mom . . . and I’m socially anxious. I’m the mom who can never commit, the one who RSVPs “maybe” on every Facebook invitation. I’m the mom standing by the playground looking intensely at grass as if the most fascinating bug just crawled by. Really I’m just avoiding social awkwardness.
My mom used to carry around her Covey planner like it was life. She called it her “brain.” I remember when she lost her brain, she offered us one dollar to help her find it. I always thought it was funny that her brain was so important because, as a kid, I just didn’t see what was […]
“No! You’re not playing it right!” screamed one child at the other as he grabbed the cars they were playing with. My boys were sliding toy cars down a baking sheet balanced against the coffee table. Crash. Bang. “MOOOOOM!” They yelled in unison. “He threw my car!” One accused the other. I assessed the situation and […]
I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but, soon after having my first kiddo and leaving my corporate job, I found myself really missing work. I started working contract, freelance jobs during nap times, just to keep myself busy. I’ve done everything from answering questions on ChaCha for pennies to data entry to ghostwriting for […]
Disclaimer :: Hyland’s 4 Kids* sponsored this post; however, FWMB’s very own Heidi used her own opinions and experiences to craft her suggestions for you. Junky. That was the word the doctor used to describe my three-year-old son’s chest. Junky. I had never heard that word in relation to being sick, and it stuck in […]