Browsing Archive: January, 2013

So Very Much Has Changed

Posted by Briana Meade on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Career 
It's been a big year. In the last year, I've watched Zoe grow into a 1 1/2 year old, wild toddler with her own opinion about everything. I've seen Chris excel at his job and become a man I am ever more proud of,  and I've watched my slow, painful, yet exciting transition into full-time mommy, part-time careerist.

The last process was the most difficult. I've felt like yelling "NO! I'm not ready for this!". I've literally kicked, screamed, and fought my way through motherhood (much the way leav...

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Secret Joys

Posted by Briana Meade on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, In : Mom's 
Dear Zoe,
I probably won't let you read this until you are a mom yourself, because there are too many complex feelings that I can't work out. Here's the deal: I haven't really loved being a mom, until today. Before you feel upset, or like it's your fault, let me tell you this: it has nothing to do with how great you are. Everyone is always telling me how "good" you are, how wonderful your behavior is, and how you are such an easy baby.

For months now, I've been unable to pinpoint the problem. ...

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That Darn Stomach Flu: (i.e. Don't Read This If You Are A Germaphobe)

Posted by Briana Meade on Sunday, January 6, 2013, In : Mom's 

I was really looking forward to Christmas vacation, like, "crying-in-the-shower, counting-down-the-days-looking-forward-to Christmas-vacation." December 21st, the day I was supposed to fly to North Carolina with Zoe, couldn't come fast enough. Chris, Zoe, and I were flying to North Carolina to see my parents, my siblings, and my sister's new spouse, Jamie.


The day before we were supposed to leave, I was frantically packing a suitcase of baby things. (Zoe takes up twice t...

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