Accepting Help

As a high-energy, type-A, go-getter who comes from a family of high-energy, type-A go-getters, I have always struggled with pride and perfectionism.  Pride in the fact that I am (under normal circumstances) able to accomplish a million things in a day and perfectionism in that they will generally be done correctly and in a very…

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Expectations

In October 2005, my husband and I went to the doctor to see our very first baby for the very first time.  It was a routine 20 week ultrasound and we were so excited to catch a glimpse of the little person who was growing inside of me.  We watched the screen closely, not knowing…

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In Thanksgiving for My Mom

I have a confession: I am stubborn. It feels good to write it. I am stubborn. The fact that I am stubborn is what made me believe that I truly did not have it in me to stay at home full time if (or when) I had children. I spent most of my formative years…

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