We Quit Swimming Lessons, But We Aren’t Quitters

I’ve been taking my daughter to swimming lessons. If you read The Mom-Suit Dilemma and How to Terrify a Toddler – Swim Edition, then you know it’s been a trying experience. M is two. She’s never been in water before, aside

The Mom-Suit Dilemma

Lately, my posts have been a on the serious side, focusing on my postpartum depression. I wanted to take a break from that this week and share some fun things going on in my life, such as finding a swimming

Quitting Antidepressants: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

When M was three months old, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. My treatment plan included a low dosage of sertraline (Zoloft) and therapy. A year later, I moved to Atlanta, which affected my treatment plan and led me to

Weekend Recap – Hula Hoops and Baths

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent outdoors at my town’s annual Arts Fest. They had lots of kids activities around art and different cultures. M loved coloring, making music, and playing with the hula

June TBR

I can’t believe it’s already June! It seems like just yesterday I was fretting about packing my house and moving. Even in summers I’m not moving (if I can remember such a time), I don’t read as much because I would

The Magnetic Property of Home

Since returning to Iowa, I have been pondering the concept of Home. What makes a Home? Is it where I am from? Where I feel connected? Can someone have multiple Homes? “Where are you from?” I have struggled with this

Hitting the Road

Sorry I haven’t followed up regarding the bombshell news I am moving back to Iowa. It’s been busy! In the last two weeks I have finished up my job, closed on my house, packed the moving truck, drove to Iowa with

(Not So) Accidental Iowan

Nine months ago my family and I moved to Atlanta. Career opportunities and the long-term goal of moving south toward B’s parents drove the decision. In a matter of six weeks we sold our house, quit our jobs, found a