I’m a frugal person by nature.
I come by it honestly; it’s in the genes as they say.
I like to save my money, and I love a good sale. Making large purchases can be difficult for me.
When I found out I was pregnant, my thoughts turned to my wardrobe. Clearly, my normal wardrobe would not carry me through my pregnancy. I needed to have clothes that would accommodate my growing body.
Initially, my view on maternity clothes was this:
“I don’t want to spend much money on maternity clothes because I’ll only be wearing them for a short time.”
Sound familiar? It’s a common viewpoint when considering maternity clothes.
It’s true – you only wear [...]
There was a period of about six months after I had my son—my first child—that I nursed him multiple times each night. Every time I woke up to nurse, whether he was in my room or his, I had my iPhone in my hand.
It wasn’t that I wasn’t soaking up every sweet little snuggle and stare, because I was. Well, I was trying. But it was because, to put it simply, in those early days—even surrounded by all the love and craziness of new parenthood—I still felt so alone.
Every night, I would heave my lumpy Mom Bod across the finish line, getting my son down for his first two-hour interval of sleep, with such trepidation, because I knew my time was short. It was the feeling [...]
Once upon a time, I had it all together. I was just your average person, super OCD and organized, that kept a pretty great schedule. I slept 8-11 hours a night, took my time getting ready for work every morning, and ate really great food. Then, the pregnancy strip turned pink.
When I first gave birth to my now two-year-old son, I thought that I had everything figured out. How hard could this motherhood thing really be? You feed it, you bathe it, you dress it, and then there’s a diaper every now and then, right? WRONG. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening. Little did I realize that this cutie patootie little baby would rock my world.
The first year was okay. I [...]