Pregnancy Bumps

There’s the fun kind of bumps. Like the one protruding out of my midsection. And then the not-so-fun kind. Like the ones on my face. With my last pregnancy, my normally smooth skin went haywire. Confusing and frustrating me well after birth and through breastfeeding. Becoming a constant struggle to maintain a clear face after…

Learning To Fall

My inversion game has never been my strongest. And it’s more a mental thing at this point than anything else. Instead of letting go and trusting that my body knows what to do. There’s a fear that grips me every time my legs fall just a little too far forward, sending my feet firmly back…

A Spoonful of Azúcar

Navigating medical care in a new place can be confusing as fuck. In Ecuador, there are a few different ways to go about it. There are public health centers in almost every city. You can google Centro de Salud to find the nearest one. We went there for our yellow fever shots. It was quick…

So Long Farewell

I’ve been about six weeks alcohol-free. I’m not really even counting anymore. Just enjoying. You see, I used to be a party girl. Maybe imbibed a little too much. But that was just what we did. And while I questioned myself many times about my lifestyle, it was my pregnancy that really changed it all….

Garlicky Goodness

I’ll admit, I used to be one of those moms that at the first sign of sickness, set off to the doctor to load up on all the recommended goodies. Last year, we ended up walking away with four different prescriptions for a respiratory infection. Followed by a sinus infection. Followed by bronchitis. Liquids and…

Dream Machine

It was straight out of a science fiction movie. I put on the headset. Light and sound waves began dancing in front of closed eyes and tickling pressure points on my ears. A calm voice at just the right frequency began speaking to me saying all the right things, in just the right way. It’s…