Conflicting feelings have been a big theme for my pregnancy. Overwhelming joy peppered with a hint of melancholy. Lightness and heaviness. Togetherness and loneliness. All of this wrapped in cautious optimism.
We knew she was going to be small. After the nurse told me I was 5 cm dilated at 35w 4d, I held Joe’s hand and talked through what was about to happen. Not only would she be much, much smaller than our firstborn was, more than likely we would be heading to the NICU shortly […]
You know that feeling you get sometimes? Where, for a solid few minutes at least, you realize tasks are getting ticked off your to-do list, things are falling into place, and you maybe have everything under control? It’s a beautiful illusion that lasts until it doesn’t—until something happens to throw the balance off-kilter once more. Today contributor Ellen Koneck is writing about one such something, and, more broadly, about navigating the occasionally turbulent waters of being a first-time parent.
Given the extra time we’re all spending at home right now, we’re resurfacing this timely post from Jill Elliott. In it, Jill writes about how to keep your home organized even with the swirl of activity that comes with having kids. We hope you find her tips helpful.
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