...just another stay-at-home mom, looking for balance...
the lotus momma
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
smells like breakfast
helps you smell like maple-syrup
I knew that motherhood would often be joyous and often be extremely difficult. It is the moments of down-right odd that strike me most. I started having low milk-production over the holidays and as I transitioned out of the workplace. On some other nursing moms' advice, I began taking the herbal remedy, fenugreek. Amongst other properties and uses, fenugreek is sometimes the "artificial flavoring" in "maple-syrup". Sure enough, after a few days of use (medical and lactation websites assure me is a sign that I am using the appropriate dosage), I smell like maple syrup. When I work out, the rise in body temperature makes me smell like warm milk (at least that means the fenugreek is working?). And most days (by most I mean every), I smell like the coffee I lovingly push through my veins, dedicated to maintaining some semblance--or at least facade--of a non-exhausted and functioning human being. Maple syrup, warm milk, coffee. Eau de mommyhood--my style. No one tells you that motherhood smells like breakfast.