If you haven't joined the Ultimate Blog Party at 5MinutesforMom, you should check it out. There are thousands of other blogs to explore and new blogging friends to meet. This is my first year as a participant, and I'm excited. :-)
If you're just now discovering my blog, let me tell you a little bit about me and the topics I discuss here at Stories and Advice for Moms. I originally started this blog a few months after my daughter was born. I had been teaching high school English, Speech, and Drama for 3 years, gave birth to a GORGEOUS baby girl on June 7, 2010, and decided to take a year off to stay home and care for her.
My husband and I have been living and working on the Navajo reservation in AZ since graduating college and getting married in 2007. We are in an isolated, rural area and far away from family and friends. We've been given this amazing gift and are on our own to try to figure out how to take care of her. :-) As a new stay-at-home mom with no family around to help, I spent hours researching lots of mom information on the internet. I became overwhelmed with all of the information out there and decided to start a blog where I could summarize the key information many new moms are seeking. That was my intention. :-)
Little did I know, this blog would help me overcome my postpartum anger and insomnia. Many of my earlier posts cover all of those postpartum issues that aren't so glamorous. I write about the ugly stuff we deal with but don't really hear too much about. :-)
In addition to writing about PPD, I also share stories about my little girl, baby development, DIY ideas, recipes, and my most recent challenge... losing the baby weight! :-) Well, maybe it's not "baby weight" that I'm losing, but it's a good cover.
My most popular posts are listed to the right. Check them out if you're interested! You can also search my blog for other topics. Please feel free to join the "followers" along the way! If you leave a comment, I'll follow you back. :-) Thanks for stopping by!