Parenting

I Don’t Have A Plan If I Die

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

3 days ago

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.

May 21, 2018

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.

May 10, 2018

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.

April 30, 2018

10 Ways Having Kids Changed Me Forever

Before having kids, I didn’t even like kids.

April 26, 2018

Why I’ve Decided To Have Only One Baby

How would I sustain another human while failing to keep myself afloat?

April 24, 2018

I Know How I’ll Talk To My Daughter About Sex, But Not About Guns

I can tell her what’s happened, but I can’t tell her why, because I don’t understand why.

April 23, 2018

Things I Don’t Want To Tell My Son

I will have to tell him that there are people who don’t see him as human.

April 20, 2018

The Heartbreaking Reason I Dread My Daughter’s Birthday

This birthday party reminds me that someone is missing. She would have been seven today too.

April 17, 2018

17 Things No One Tells You About Having IVF

Getting pregnant is no walk in the park.

March 21, 2018

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. 

February 12, 2018

Dear Single Moms: Your Kids Will Be Fine. Love, A Child Of Divorce

You can do this, even when you don’t think you can.

December 28, 2017

How Napping Helps Me Be A Better Mother

I relish the moments of quiet time.

December 17, 2017

Dear Parents, Go Ahead And Let Your Kids Screw Up Their Lives

“Parenting” has become a competitive sport. But it’s kids who are losing.

November 12, 2017

The Day My Husband Told Me Our Marriage Couldn’t Survive A Second Child

It was a rainy Saturday evening when my husband uttered the words that shattered my life plans. 

November 7, 2017

Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Hell Out Of Me

When I found out that I was going to be having a little girl, my first reaction was sudden relief.

October 20, 2017

I’m Scared To Have A Baby

I peed on a stick… and the test came back positive.

July 6, 2017

Unpopular Opinion: Parents Need To Shut The Hell Up

Please, keep your opinions to yourself. 

Here’s Why Parents Have No Right To Police Their Daughter’s Virginity

Your daughter is NOT obligated to promise you anything about her body.

April 26, 2017
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