Since returning to work running my business from home, this is one of the most common questions other business owners with children at home ask me. How do you balance both? Honestly, sometimes I don't balance them equally. Sometimes being a family oriented person who also runs a business out of her home is extremely difficult and I can't focus on all of my roles at once. Sometimes the business needs me more so I stay up until midnight, and sometimes my baby is sick and other than responding to emails on my phone, I have to neglect the business.Read More
Looking back, I can hardly remember what it was like living in the world before Emmett was part of it. I know I existed before he did, and I know Drew and I had nearly four years married and ten years of friendship and dating before we became parents, but now he's just so much a part of me that I can't even picture what those days looked like without feeling like I'm looking at someone else's memories, because surely those can't be mine if Emmett isn't part of them?Read More
Tomorrow is a big day for us. It's Mother's Day, and although we knew about Emmett last year and I got some thoughtful little gifts from my family for it, it's a whole other experience when your child is actually in front of you. We thought we might lose him several times during my pregnancy so the day we met him and he was beautiful and healthy...I'll never stop feeling the weight of how miraculous he is.
2017 was a year of massive changes for my little family! Last March, I saw the famed two pink lines staring back at me on a pregnancy test, and began a very very difficult journey to motherhood. Most of my pregnancy I was very sick and in and out of the hospital (including a week spent at MUSC in Charleston...that's another story for another day). Finally, on December 1, 2017, we welcomed our beautiful little boy into the world after 80 long hard hours of labor followed by an "urgent" c-section.Read More