Parenting

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.

I Was A Real Life Pregnant Stock Photo Model​

 

As A Parent With ADHD, I Refuse To Dwell On My Mistakes

I’m the mom who thinks it’s a great idea to bake a cake at 11 pm or eat dessert before dinner.

I Didn’t Fall In Love With My Baby Until He Was 10 Weeks Old

I cried to my husband – sobs of guilt and sadness – because I felt like I didn’t love our little boy.

Do You Regret Having Kids? You’re Not Alone.

Some folks stated plainly that they wish they hadn’t had kids at all. Period. The end.

‘I Wish I’d Never Had Kids’: The Moms Who Regret Parenthood

“I felt like, and still feel like, I made a mistake. I don’t want to be a parent.”

What No One Tells You About The Months After A Miscarriage

It has been six months since I miscarried in November last year.

I Snapped At My Husband. Two Days Later, I Started Losing My Baby.

Content warning: This post contains details of miscarriage some readers may find triggering.

It Felt Like Something Was Falling Out Of My Vagina. It Kind Of Was.

I was irritated at the lack of knowledge, and angry, because this shouldn’t have happened to me.

What I Learned On My First ‘Family Friendly’ Vacation With My Son

Five years ago, if I saw the words “family friendly hotel” I would have thrown up in my mouth.

How My Alcoholic Ex Strengthened My Relationship With Our Daughter

There’s a message on Facebook from my ex, my daughter’s father whom we haven’t seen in 15 years. 

The Quiet Violence At The Heart Of Motherhood

The violence of mothering starts early for those who gestate children in their bodies. 

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