Author Archive | Kaila

canva-photo-editor

Back Seat Conversations: Let’s Talk About Feelings

“Why did you make that sound Mama?” came the question from the back seat of the car as we were making our morning rounds to school and daycare dropoffs. It caught me by surprise when I realized this little person was talking about my “sigh.” She had caught something and was puzzled by a reaction […]

Continue Reading 2
Working Mom

Declarations of a Working Mom Who is Hanging by A Thread

Hey there drive thru lady with the three car seats in the back and a pile of heels in the passenger seat. I see you rolling to work with that look on your face. I’ll be patient while you dig through your diaper-brief case for the last of your coffee money. Your days are long, deadlines are looming, your papers are piled high and so are […]

Continue Reading
Ada

The Same Hands: My Experience with the Midwifery Model of Care

May holds International Day of the Midwife.  Midwives have attended to my prenatal care and delivery in two of my three pregnancies.  They have played a vital part in the success of my birth plans and have encouraged me in the labor marathons when I felt like giving up just feet from the finish line. […]

Continue Reading
picmonkey-photo

When All is Not Calm and Bright: Giving The Gift of Holiday Help

Silent Night used to be one of my favorite Christmas carols.  Now that I have parented through three first Christmases, those tender lyrics sting a bit.  Nothing has ever been calm and bright for me in those first few months with a newborn.  Those first Christmases were bittersweet for me.  Returning to work after maternity […]

Continue Reading