To any woman who has experienced a miscarriage: you are not alone. You have support. This is not your fault. You should be allowed to feel what you feel, and that feeling should not be shame.
So, yes. We're pregnant. WE are pregnant. He's as much of a part of this as I am. No, his body isn't sacrificed. No, he doesn't experience the same shaming we mothers do. No, he won't experience the pain of child birth. But he does as much as he possibly can to share the burdens and the beauties of this pregnancy, and I would never take either from him.
So, it's that time of year. We're all thinking of how we can be better in 2019. How can I be a better person? How can I have a better body? Eat better? Love better? Just BE better?What if we stop looking at ways to be better and just look at ways to be happy?… Continue reading Moms, This 2019, Be “Happy Better”
So, we're pregnant! We're having another girl! Emmie is so freaking excited to be a big sister...we think...she actually doesn't really seem to get it, so we're projecting excitement onto her. We just found out we'll be having another daughter. We could not be more excited. Let me repeat: we could not be more excited.… Continue reading No, I’m Not Disappointed We’re Having Another Girl
My sister recently had a handsome, probably smart, and incredible baby boy. Since there are two of us with babes in the family, we got to discussing our babies' birth stories, how they were similar and different, and how things didn't go exactly as we had planned. She and I are very different. She's an… Continue reading Stop Judging Moms’ Birth Stories
I've been lucky enough to know this wildly organized and hilarious mom for the past three years. She was one of my first friends in Austin and is one of the most influential moms I know. As a social media aficionado and mother to one little firecracker, Madeline, this Baddass Mom Megan definitely tops the… Continue reading Baddass Mom– Mighty Madeline
I met this Badass Mom, Bonnie, when I first arrived to Austin. I could already tell that this empathetic, compassionate, beautiful, talented, and insane woman would be my best friend. While all of these reasons are true, it's her talent that is the main reason I'm her friend...I'm hoping to mooch off of her success… Continue reading Badass Mom– Archer and Olive
Alyssa Wheatley, blogger of My Life in Real Color, is one of the sassiest, most fun, and most caring people I've ever met (via FaceTime). Even though she's faced personal struggles, her raw sense of humor and love of her child, husband, and literature (most of the time in that order) make her blog an… Continue reading Baddass Mom– My Life In Real Color
Tiffany Sanders is the epitome of a badass mom. Tiffany is a personal trainer, nutritionist, and is about to embark on prime-badassery: competing in her first body building competition. She accomplishes all of this all while raising four girls with her husband. https://www.instagram.com/p/BQtKrBBFxnR/?taken-by=fitmommatiff Not only is she a badass because of her ability to successfully… Continue reading Badass Mom– Personal Trainer Edition
I finally did it. I wore a two piece to swim lessons today. I thought I would feel self-conscious. When that didn't come, I thought I would feel invincible. I guess I did a little bit, but what I really felt was something I hadn't felt about my body for a long time-- comfort.… Continue reading Mom Bod