Parenting

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.

10 Ways Having Kids Changed Me Forever

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

Why I’ve Decided To Have Only One Baby

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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