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 was having a long, wonderful conversation with my friend, writer of Raw Uncensored Mom , (someone you should totally follow, by the way) about the ridiculously crazy things people think it’s okay to say to a mom. Let’s discuss: 1. When’s number two (or three, or whatever number you’re on) going to be here? Stop. Asking.… Continue reading Things Not To Say To A Mom
Sharing the Holidays: "We compromise without resentment. We go in knowing that we may be sacrificing time with our loved ones, but we're gaining times with other loved ones. "
Know that I love you. Yes, my stories of the babe chasing cats may get old to you or her growing a tooth or waking up at 2:00 a.m. can get annoying, but hearing you say, "Man, that sucks" means the world to me.
We just celebrated my daughter's first birthday! I cannot believe it. She's one. What a whirlwind of a year. From horrible experiences at daycare to awesome daycare experiences, difficulties breastfeeding to fights on social media, it's been a fantastic year with my darling daughter. We just threw her first birthday and it was amazing, tiresome, and… Continue reading Throwing Your Child’s First Birthday
The beauty of belonging to a mom's group or having friends who are moms is that they feel your pain. Oh, you can't go out for brunch like y'all had planned because your little angel is throwing a tantrum, pooped all over themselves, and needs a bath? No worries, Ma. I got you covered. We'll… Continue reading Competitive Moms vs Moms Who Just Want to Do Their Own Thing
Recently, my sister purchased a bear onesie for my daughter. When I say a bear onesie, I mean she becomes a bear. I didn't know I had the ability to feel such unadulterated elation. Before I had a child, I always said, "I will never dress her in real clothes. I will put her in… Continue reading Moms vs Social Media
This post is an extremely personal, comical, and descriptive account of my attempts at weight loss post-baby. It includes the physical details of what it's like.
You know that guy in your office who has been there for years, got a great education, has done really well, but refuses to accept new ideas because he "knows it all"? Any time you, the newcomer, suggests changes, he scoffs, pats you on the head, and says, "Oh, honey. You'll learn." That's how I… Continue reading Experienced Moms vs New Moms