When I found that April is C-Section Awareness Month, I knew that I needed to share my birthing story. In 2014 I had an emergency c-section with my firstborn . Consequently, I then had a planned c-section with my second born in 2016. Both experiences were like night and day. After my second one, I really thought that I was over the stigma around having c-section… but then I tried to write my story.
We should not have to defend ourselves to each other. We are free (and encouraged!) to make our own decisions, to be inadequately, incorrectly, or even overly informed.
Sunday mornings are, unfortunately, not as relaxing as I would like around my home. Because I chose to raise my children Catholic, most Sundays I’m faced with… Read more “Reasons Why I Suck as a Mom (According to my Children)”
If you’ve been here for a bit, you know that CTWM’s primary mission, along with keeping it real, is Judgement-Free Motherhood. The second the idea was born… Read more “My First Foray into Judgement Free Motherhood”
I’m getting a divorce. After many years of being in an abusive relationship, I made the decision to leave. Don’t be sorry; I’m fine. I’ve come… Read more “That Time My “Judge Less” Mantra Was Put to the Test”
On this blog, we encourage women to “tap into their compassion and let go of their judgments.” Our campaign for Judgment-Free Motherhood focuses on accepting each others… Read more “Judgment Free Parenting”
Eleven years ago, about two months after my son was born, he and I took a trip to the mall to buy a birthday present for my… Read more “Letting Go Of Shame – 11 Years Later”
As a first time mom, in my child’s first year of life, I worried about my daughter’s development, eating habits and sleeping schedule. With hindsight being 20/20… Read more “What I’d go back and tell first-time-mom me”