It's been awhile since I felt like sitting down at the computer to blog. Life had been wild and busy since I last posted. In April, I was hospitalized for a couple weeks with a brain infection which led to acidosis. I was really lucky that I lived and suffer no disabilities from it. It … Continue reading Update since the blogging hiatus.
There is a tremendous amount of pressure in society to lose the "baby weight" after you give birth. I do think it's important to lose the weight but I do think that there should not be a time limit on it. Goals are nice but not always reality. I have officially lost all my baby … Continue reading Losing the baby weight
It sounds like a made up word, but I promise you it isn't. Basically, the fancy word just means crocheted toys. I recently tried it and I've just been hooked. (>.< Literally....) I think I've found my crochet niche. I still enjoy making blankets and afghans. The toys and sweaters are just a lot more … Continue reading Amigurumi
I decided to make the change from SSgt Henseler to Mrs. Henseler! I officially separated from the military on 4 March 2019. I opted to separate early due to childbirth instead of waiting until my contract was up in June 2019. I want to be home more and raise my daughter. If I stayed in … Continue reading I hung it up!
Have you ever noticed that it takes so little to be considered a good father and so little to be considered a bad mother? Well, I have and it frustrates me. My husband is a good father but it isn't because he does the bare minimum. He doesn't "watch (or babysit) the baby", he takes … Continue reading The double standard for Parents
My husband's unit threw a baby shower for us on October 5th. I was able to get off work a little early. I felt so blessed that someone would throw us a baby shower. I was afraid that no one would show up. Thankfully, a lot of people showed up and we were wonderfully blessed … Continue reading Time Flies
Today, I am 38 weeks pregnant. I can't wait to hold my child for the first time and never be pregnant again. This pregnancy has been a rough one. I've struggled with anxiety, insomnia and depression the entire time. I also had morning sickness the entire time. The doctors I have seen haven't been very … Continue reading The end draws near
How old were you when you moved out of your parent's house? I was recently talking to some senior leadership and surprised when I was told that someone moving out of their parent's house at the age that I did and the reason not be because of college (that the parent's were paying for) or … Continue reading Living with your parents
I know what kind of parent I don't want to be. I don't want to be the parent that has kids that sleep in my bed every night. I just don't. I think that it raises kids that are needy and whiney. I want my child to sleep in their bed every night, and for … Continue reading Thoughts on some parenting theories
I am a resilient woman but I haven't been feeling like myself for a long time. My biggest weakness is the inability to accept when I need help and seek it out. I don't want to appear to be weak, irresponsible, stupid or crazy. I have been feeling down for a long time now. Since … Continue reading A Brave Decision