I used to do night shifts as a home support worker. 10 pm to 6 am I would hang out in a living room and do homework and watch movies. Most of all try to stay awake for the one moment when my client with Dementia might decide to start wandering. It rarely happened. At… Continue reading When a day is 24 hours…
If you are getting tired of my naked/breast titles I understand! It's just that this is my life right now and my posts always reflect my current life season. Eventually I will write about temper tantrums, snotty noses and big life questions from a toddler's perspective and other cute sayings. In the meantime, as my… Continue reading Naked and unashamed
Separate beds (so we can take turns sleeping instead of both being up) catching the occasional hug and kiss when Elaina is happy being put down. Dreaming about sex. ”It’s like we’re dating again.” Forest said. ”Ah, but you get to see my boobs.” “That’s a bonus” He replied as he hurried out the door… Continue reading Back to dating… except for seeing each other naked
"I am sorry Melody, we have to ask you to leave the nursing program." I was 22 years old, the year was 2006. This was not breastfeeding nursing, which I am doing a lot of now! My instructors were referring to the bachelor of science nursing program. I had spent two years excelling academically but… Continue reading The Breast audit
When I start to feel overwhelmed with motherhood I think about Elaina’s birth story and all of the little miracles and victories within it. God is good all the time! On Saturday and Sunday night September 29/30 I couldn’t sleep. I was itching all over. I tried a bath in baking soda, I tried creams… Continue reading The birth story
What will I teach my kids about sex? In a world of scandal, rape, trafficking and images everywhere... in a world of shame and hatred, abuse, controversy and confusion.. Yes, I have several years before my baby asks me such questions but there are so many messages out there I am thinking about it now.… Continue reading The S Word
I opened the gifts at my baby shower in record time. The once massive pile of bags and bows vanished. As soon as I started to open one gift my helpful little niece said, "Next present!" And handed me the next one or two. When she saw that I wasn't opening them fast enough she… Continue reading Next present!