Author Archives: tranquilamama

About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.

10 signs of a musical nerd family

1. You and your husband sing together and pick out songs that have harmonies. 2. You have several copies of the same song in different keys. 3. Your children watch YouTube videos of their parents’ favorite musicians. 4. You have … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, storytelling | Tagged , | 1 Comment

One Word: Courage

  My word last year was believe. I needed this word as a talisman as I experienced a layoff for the first time in my professional career. As I reflected on my next steps, I realized that I had not … Continue reading

Posted in self care | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

To all the struggling mamas

  Hi mama, How are you? I want to know how you’re really doing. What can I do to help you? Bring you coffee or tea so you can just talk to someone who gets it? I see how hard … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Career change

I stink at transitions. As a young child I loved to plan and schedule things. When a transition is not planned, it makes it even tougher for me. I rage and pout. I dig my heels in and protest this … Continue reading

Posted in postpartum depression, self care | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Intrusive Thoughts: My Commute

***Trigger warning: If you are feeling fragile or struggling, this post might be triggering.  I talk about intrusive thoughts. *** My intrusive thoughts mainly centered around driving. For most people who live in major metropolitan areas, my commute is not that … Continue reading

Posted in postpartum depression | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

This is Eight

My sweet Munch, I cannot believe you are eight. This year is full of so many milestones for you – your First Reconciliation and your First Communion. It feels like yesterday we brought you home from the hospital. Wasn’t it … Continue reading

Posted in parenting | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Five years

My sweet Skeeter, It has been five years since you made your unexpected appearance, a day earlier than your scheduled entrance. Clearly you wanted and demanded to be born on October 10th of 2010. Your dad and I never have … Continue reading

Posted in parenting | Tagged , , | 6 Comments