Parenting

What I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Pregnant

No one told me that morning sickness doesn’t go away after the first trimester. 

The Myth Of The ‘Hot Mess’ Mom

When did we start defining imperfection as “everything’s falling apart”? When did we start billing a rough day (or week) as abject failure?

The First Time My Son Broke My Heart

I love watching my son and my husband bond, but it’s becoming apparent I’m losing my little boy.

Being A Mother Is Hard. Being A Mother Living With Anxiety Is Harder.

My anxiety doesn’t mean I can’t be a good parent. In fact, it makes me a better one. 

What It’s Like Being A Mother When You Don’t Have Custody Of Your Child

Most weekends, my $43,000 salary was going toward rental cars, hotels, and eating out with Cameron.

The Unexpected Way I Felt About Falling Pregnant After Infertility

Hope is a weed because it creeps into the dark places. It’s resilient. Persistent.

Confession: I Hate Being A Parent

Just because I made another human, does that mean I’m forced to pretend I love every second of raising him?

I Will Never Be Pregnant And I’m Finally OK With That

Please Don’t Call Me A Mother, I’m So Much More Than That

When I look in the mirror I don’t see my kids’ mom anymore. I see me. 

Re-parenting Myself As I Parent My Kids

This Is What It’s Like Going From Having One Child To Two

Each new baby represents more claims on your time and energy.

Food Shaming During Pregnancy Is More Stressful Than Weight Gain

 

I’m A Selfish Mom And I Refuse To Feel Guilty For It​

 

Motherhood Shouldn’t Become Your Identity Once You’re A Parent

Motherhood didn’t become my identity– it helped me find it.

What Happened When I Went To Freeze My Eggs​

I went to learn about the options to freeze my eggs so that when I was ready to make a decision about having kids, I wouldn’t have to worry about my age.

3 Things Only Moms Struggling With Alcoholism Will Understand

While it is true that binge-drinking among moms is reaching epidemic levels, it is not the act of mom-ing that got us there.

My Kids Are In School And I Don’t Know How To Be Alone

The real reason I’m worried about sending my kids to school is that I’m going to be alone.

Keeping Intimacy Interesting When Trying To Have A Baby

It is ironic that the act of baby making can feel so unsexy.

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