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, 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 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
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
Here's I'm a Horrible Mom, jumping on the bandwagon and talking about what's heavy in the news. You know what, though? It needs to be talked about. When I was in school, I had a friend who disclosed to us that she had had sex with her boyfriend. One time. This was not super rare-- a… Continue reading Raising a Daughter in a Slut-Shaming Society
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