5 days old

Holden seems much older than his age. He is already trying to hold up his head. He stares at you and grabs on to your finger. Often he can only be calmed by his mama. He only woke me up three times last night. I couldn't have asked for a better week-old baby. This baby... Continue Reading →

First born

It is much different having a baby when you already have one at home. I have been crying a lot about how I think Brandon feels. On Monday, while I was changing into my hospital gown, I started balling about being away from Brandon. Monday was the only day I have ever spent without seeing... Continue Reading →

holden’s birth – part 2

They brought Holden to me and laid him on my chest. He was still messy from his abrupt birth. They fed me ice chips because my throat burned like a mother fucker. And my nurse told me what had happened.They cut me open, pulled Holden out of me and sewed me back together all in... Continue Reading →

holden’s birth – part 1

Monday Holden was born. We were scheduled to be induced at 7:00a, so we packed our bags, set the alarms, and went to sleep on Sunday night.We were in our delivery room and I was undressed and on the bed by 7:15a. Labor was progressing nicely. I was up to receiving 10 units of pitosin,... Continue Reading →


Our due date has come and gone and Holden is staying warm and cozy inside my belly. So tomorrow, we force him out. Hopefully he's not ten pounds already in there. Today is my last day as a mother of one.It is a bit emotional - I have thrown everything into raising Brandon these past... Continue Reading →

5 year blogiversary

This week marked my five year blogging anniversary. In five years, I have chronicled my life through all of it's changes - we bought a house, received a handful of nieces, had a beautiful son and are days away from a second one. I have switched jobs and subsequently retired. All while keeping record of... Continue Reading →

Young friends

The companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain. They know our infantine dispositions, which, however they may be afterwards modified, are never eradicated; and they can judge of our actions with more certain conclusions as to the integrity of our motives. ~Frankenstein by... Continue Reading →

Networking tips from a recruiter

Networking and searchingLong gone are the days of searching the classifieds for a job and calling up to schedule and interview. So get with the times. Use the internet so recruiters can discover you. Create a LinkedIn page. Complete your profile. Add skills and bullet points under your jobs so you show up in searches.... Continue Reading →

Interview tips from a recruiter

The Interview If you've made it to the interview stage, you're one of the top candidates. Most people never get invited in for an interview based on their resume (see previous post). There are thousands of articles on how to act in an interview. I'm going to assume everyone here is professional enough to know... Continue Reading →

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