Loss/Gain

Returning to work is not easy. But there must be reasons I’m doing it. Today was a bit of both. On the down side is stress over my girl. Her eczema is getting a lot worse, but I don’t have the time to deal with it or figure out what to do. I did a …

Working Mom

Today, the start of my first full week of work, I definitely feel like a working mom. And it’s too late and tomorrow’s too busy to really write it all out. I’ve had several versions of this post running through my head but no time to complete any of them. In brief: busy productive day …

Praying

I’ve been trying to get back into praying more meaningfully and regularly. Baby & I say prayers morning & evening, but it’s not the same thing when she’s crawling all over the bed/floor/me. I think I need some divine inspiration in my life, and some inner peace, I know this is a clear path to …

3 Stories

Let’s start with mama guilt. Why do I feel that I should be with my daughter 24 hours a day? Why do I want to be with her all the time? I know that’s how bonding hormones work: the more contact, the more you want. And I believe in being with your child lots and …

4 oz

Today was my first full day at work. I had a video conference training/working session on the new policy for our office’s work with my Vancouver colleagues. I survived. Baby was up just before 6; she nursed when she woke up and fell asleep on the way to my mom’s. I was able to carry …

Getting Organized

Enough melancholy. It’s time for me to get active¬† and create some physical peace around me. Renos are at a pause. I’m back at work. It’s time. Things have been changing over at my parents’ – more and more people visiting and moving in! To make space we’ve been moving over the last of my …

Up and Down

I’ve been bouncing around emotionally a bit today. Though I feel slightly down, stressed and out of it tonight, I have to admit that overall it was a really lovely day. Baby woke up happy. Yay! Breakfast was easy and she dealt with the rinse-off in the laundry tub very well. I caught two poops. …