• Motherhood

    What I Wish I Knew Before Preparing for Baby

    I remember when I took that pregnancy test (well, those 27 pregnancy tests… just to make sure), I was so excited and I immediately wanted to start preparing for this new baby. I wanted to stock up, prepare, make lists, complete those lists, and so on. Everyone tells you to get ready, stock up, enjoy your time, blah blah blah. When the word is out that you’re pregnant, all the good meaning people in your life will have tons and tons of advice that you will easily forget and never return to because by the time baby gets here, you get settled, and you both get used to each other, you’ll have…

  • Motherhood

    The Truth About Being a Stay at Home Mommy

    When I was pregnant with my sweet boy, I made all these plans in my head about going back to work and continuing on with school. Being a stay at home mom did not sound appealing to me. I LOVED my job as a nurse and the opportunities to care for hurting people it provided me with and I was going back to school to get a higher degree in nursing (I was 9 months pregnant when I sat for my finals this past semester haha). I had gotten on waiting lists for day cares in my area so he would be taken care of while I was working or…