The Sway

If you’ve been around you’ve seen it. If you are a parent you live it.  The inexplicable and contagious sway as you stand, talk and hold your little.  For some it isn’t instantaneous, not starting the moment the baby lands in arms.  It is and takes some adjustment. Sometimes too fast and others too slow, but it’s always there.

Our bodies become pendulums, to lull and comfort.  Our arms ache as five minutes become 10 and 10 turns into an hour or more. Sometimes pleading for sleep or stillness, other times hoping for more time.  It is the sway, simply parenthood in motion.

From sleepless nights to sleeping in.

Crying fits to snuggling deep.

Throwing toys to sharing snacks.

Wanting distance but holding close.

As littles get heavier, we get stronger.  Our bodies creaky but holding steady we continue to sway.



Erin Kasch

Erin is a Professional. Wife. Mother. She’s driven by her family, friends and a desire to put good out into the world. On the occasion that she has more than a minute to spare between work, momming and meal prep Erin likes to sew, bake and think about what would look great with a coat of chalk paint (she has yet to complete a single project).