Parenting

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. 

How I’m Teaching My Boys To Change The World

The most important thing I can do is raise men who will fight for a better world.

Spending Two Years Away From My Kids Made Me A Better Mom

Leaving my boys with their father was the hardest thing I’d ever do in my life.

I Wanted To Raise Unconventional Kids But I Wasn’t Prepared For What That

As a parent, I’ve always hoped to raise kids who are better than me. 

I Don’t Have A Plan If I Die

As a mother, I do my best to avoid thinking about death.

What Mom Shaming Taught Me About Trusting Women

There I was, fuming and typing furiously, caught up in another online thread where my parenting was being challenged.

Learning To Love Myself The Way I Love My Daughter

I find a measure of compassion for her that I’ve never been able to apply to myself.

What I Wish I’d Known When I Had A Daughter With Down Syndrome

Our world is filled with so much more than a list of possible outcomes handed to us at diagnosis.

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