My body relaxed. I pushed and realized that my body was made for this. I stopped sweating. The shakes were gone. I was completely at peace and entirely empowered to do this birthing business. I suddenly felt as though I could conquer the world. (Anyone in here feel like busting out a Beyonce song right […]
Author Archive | Julie B
I have been fortunate enough to develop deep friendships with women from all over the world and they have not only taught me about their lives and cultures, but they have also shown me how to be a better friend and mom.
When I tell you that I love where I live, you better believe carbs play a big part in that. Some of my favorite places in this part of town provide my ever-rumbling stomach with scrumptious breads and pastas that are worth writing home about.
I had many people who were there to support me and offer their help, but when it came to friends my age who also had kids? Well, there just weren’t any. I knew that my friendships would change because I was newly married, and now I was adding a baby to the already changing dynamic. […]
We’ve all seen the commercials, the cards, and the movies. The family is present around the Thanksgiving table, eagerly awaiting the beautiful turkey to be carved and devoured. The mom is there, hair coiffed, pearls on, and smiling like her children are perfectly behaved and nothing burned on the stove that morning. I want that […]
Ahhh, sweet motherhood. We see the commercials that portray glowing mothers handed a clean baby in a quiet hospital room. There are shows that never reveal the mountains of laundry that must come with “x” number of children. My monthly magazine certainly never gives me recipes that are from a can or *gasp,* a drive-thru. […]
We recently took our first family vacation with our six-month-old baby. Let me clarify: We traveled all the way around the globe to South Asia with our six-month old. And you know what? I absolutely loved it. I was originally a little stressed about packing and taking him to another continent. I know just driving […]