As I experience motherhood as a highly sensitive person, as an introvert, intuitive and empath, there are some things I’ve noticed. About how the fierceness of love pushes me, and pulls me, like the ebb and flow of a tide. I’m building my understanding of what it means to feel the kind of love that has only come…

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Most of you know that I had a baby last November. The thing that happens when you have a baby is that you gain some weight. Apparently, another body inside your body actually weighs something (like seven pounds), and then needs to be supported by extra fluids and fats. If that isn’t enough, your boobs…

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Today I’m bringing you a beefy article from massage therapist and infant massage instructor, Jack Duroc-Danner. Jack and I began talking about the benefits of massage on the highly sensitive nervous system, and they suggested I learn infant massage to work on my son. Working with Jack gave me valuable skills for reducing stress and…

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Hi there. It’s Anna. I see that you’re in the first three months of motherhood. You might not know me, but I’ve been in your shoes. And I want you to know: I see you. I see the giving and the giving up that you are doing. Giving your time, your energy, your love, your…

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Snapping me out of a dream, my eyes popped open to see the dark ceiling. I had to pee. I gently eased myself out of bed around my five week old son, careful not to roll him over and praying that I didn’t wake him. I tiptoed to the bathroom. When I was finished, I…

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I gave up, defeated. With a sigh, I threw the covers off me, put on my bathrobe and walked over to the crib where my four month old son was grinning up at me. I plastered a smile on my face, ignored the pounding in my head, and said sweetly, “You did a terrible job…

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