Baby Prep, Baby Shower, Indian Rituals, J and E, Motherhood, Parenting, Second Child, Siblings

How my second born child’s life is different from (or similar to) her older brother – Part 1

It was under five years ago that I began a beautiful journey with Aaron. As soon as we got engaged and got married three months later, we knew we wanted kids. Plural. We both wanted two kids. Baby J now Toddler J or TJ was born two years later. In fact, I was pregnant on… Read More How my second born child’s life is different from (or similar to) her older brother – Part 1

Baby Prep, Indian Rituals, Post Partum

Indian postpartum care – Finding help in the Bay Area – Part 1

Who does not like a massage? Pretty much everybody I know, except Aaron, does. What’s not to like? Apart from massages being known to be uniquely therapeutic, healing, and rejuvenating, they just feel pretty darn awesome!! I started looking for a helper in the last few months of pregnancy. What I was asking for in… Read More Indian postpartum care – Finding help in the Bay Area – Part 1

Baby J, Feelings and Emotions, Health, Motherhood, Motherhood lessons, Post Partum, Post-partum body

Part 3 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know

Read: Part 1 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know Part 2 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know 5. You may not be ready for the body you end up with. I… Read More Part 3 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know

Feelings and Emotions, Health, Motherhood, Okay mom, Post Partum, Reflections, Years are short

“I love my baby but I hate motherhood”

…said one of my colleagues echoing my sentiments exactly and after I had told her how hard these first few months of motherhood have been. I wondered why nobody tells you (read, warns you) about how challenging being a new parent is (I am sure if you specifically go looking for that info, you will… Read More “I love my baby but I hate motherhood”

Health, Parenting, Years are short

10 Ways to Help Your Newborn Baby Manage Tummy and Gas Issues

When I was pregnant, I read the phrase, ‘the days are long but the months are short’ on a BabyCenter Forum. Reflecting on that further, it really hit me. Indeed! Even though I had a very uneventful pregnancy including a first trimester where the worst I felt was exhausted and sleepy, there were some days… Read More 10 Ways to Help Your Newborn Baby Manage Tummy and Gas Issues

Health, Labor & Delivery, Post Partum, Post-partum body, Reviews

Post-Partum Recovery Essentials for Hemorrhoids and Constipation

Postpartum recovery was an after thought. While pregnant, I had read a lot about labor and delivery so I knew what to expect. I am almost always a careful thinker who does her research well before she decides on anything and yet, I don’t know how I completely forgot or skipped the part about reading… Read More Post-Partum Recovery Essentials for Hemorrhoids and Constipation