And we’re back! With cornmazing adventures!

And we’re back! With cornmazing adventures!

Well, hello there. Sorry, I have been "out of the office" for three months. I switched my blog from Squarespace to Wordpress, and, in the process, got out of the habit of writing. I've also been analyzing and overthinking mom-blogging in general. I love it, and I love...

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My little, 5-month-old, mindfulness teacher

My little, 5-month-old, mindfulness teacher

My house is clean, babe’s asleep, and there’s a load of laundry tumbling in the dryer. It’s a rainy and cozy Monday, and guess what – I even have my sister, Carol Lynn, over to watch Florence right now! I’ve been thinking more and more about having help with Florence and realizing that the help gives me the beautiful opportunity to be present to my baby.

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Sleepless in Virginia, because sleep training is hard.

Sleepless in Virginia, because sleep training is hard.

As I’ve said before, I had all kinds of expectations of what mothering would be like. For sure I knew my child would be a good sleeper. After all, she’s my child, and I LOVE sleep. Love, love it. Love comfy pajamas, love big, down comforters. Love waking up to coffee… I could go on. Unfortunately, Florence hasn’t yet grasped these favorable aspects of dreamtime. She’s more like her dad that way, I guess. 

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PSA: Thank you to all the people who held my baby yesterday 

PSA: Thank you to all the people who held my baby yesterday 

OK, I’ve reached it. I get it now. Mom burnout. Mine is the normal case, where the thought of being somewhere without your baby induces the guilt of a thousand criminals. How could I NOT want to hold this beautiful, beautiful child? It’s the whole, “you had one job” thing. So why am I already burnt out of my one job? 

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Justina Murzyn