So many people told me, "breastfeeding is really hard", "it takes awhile to get used to it", "don't get discouraged if it doesn't work right away", "whatever your 'breastfeeding story' is, is your story". Yet, I still had this idea of what it was going to be like to breastfeed my baby. I wanted him to… Continue reading My breastfeeding journey
"When is this baby coming?"-Me "He'll definitely be here early" - Justin "I don't know babe, he seems pretty comfortable in there" -Me (the same conversation over and over that my husband and I had for probably the entire pregnancy) In the last few weeks (37- 38 weeks) we both were getting really anxious about… Continue reading Our Birth Story
The last 9 months have been a whirlwind (emotionally and physically). From the moment we found out we were pregnant to every day since I have felt excited, overwhelmed, stressed, overjoyed and have tried to read as much as I can to prepare for this baby. I have to consistently remind myself that things are not… Continue reading The Home Stretch
It was a Tuesday night right before Thanksgiving (I had just gotten home from work/ therapy). Earlier, at therapy, I was telling my therapist that I was feeling "off" and "a little weird". Rewind to the past weekend where I was a HOT *emotional* MESS. Justin was so confused as to what was going on,… Continue reading The moment our lives changed forever
So...obviously I have not given birth yet so I don't know exactly what I should be bringing with us to the hospital but after reading several blogs and looking at checklists, I have put together what I believe we will need. (I will update this post after I give birth and post what we actually… Continue reading What’s in my hospital bag?
I often wonder what people think about this southern white girl living in New York City married to an African American "Yankee". When I think about our two worlds coming together, they are so different yet the blending is beautiful. I grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and went to quite possibly the least diverse… Continue reading Nothing is ever black and white
Hi! I'm Kate. I am originally from North Carolina and after traveling around a bit, I ended up in New York City teaching 2nd grade at a charter school in Harlem. I've been here ever since adjusting to city life (really just trying to figure out how to do laundry and get groceries while walking… Continue reading Intro