Dear Moms Of Many: I See You

Dear Moms Of Many: I See You

You are a mom of four under four. And if we’re both being honest, I know that you find yourself worn down with anticipation for what’s to come before your day has even begun. Your feet haven’t even hit the floor in the mornings, and already you’re listening to the whines and cries of a…
Cut It Out With The Phone Shaming

Cut It Out With The Phone Shaming

A few years ago, I was at the park with my toddler. It had been a hectic day of getting his big brother to school, cleaning up a million messes, wiping my son’s potty-training tush, soothing about seven different meltdowns—and to top it all off, a failed attempt at an afternoon nap. Of course. By…
When My Mama Bear Kicks In, You Better Watch Out

When My Mama Bear Kicks In, You Better Watch Out

I used to think I was a badass bitch with a high pain threshold. Once, a neighbor threw a rock at my head and split it wide open. I walked into my house and told my mom I thought my head was bleeding. I was rushed to the ER to get several stitches without a…
Becoming A Mom Has Been The Loneliest Experience Of My Life

Becoming A Mom Has Been The Loneliest Experience Of My Life

Okay, so there are going to be some hard truths coming. Some of which I am not proud of and in fact, a few I feel downright ashamed of. Let’s start with the first one: I didn’t know if I ever wanted to be a mom. I never liked to babysit; I never looked at…
I’m Finally Learning To ‘Accept The Lasagna’

I’m Finally Learning To ‘Accept The Lasagna’

Recently, I’ve been humbled by my inability to do it all. I was pregnant with my second child — a pregnancy that was considerably harder than my first. Plus, I was chasing around a toddler. And oh yeah, my husband’s company was moving us across the country to a state I’ve only visited twice in…
I’m Finally Putting Myself First And IDGAF What Anyone Else Says

I’m Finally Putting Myself First And IDGAF What Anyone Else Says

I don’t think I could have ever anticipated how hard it would be to “play pleasant” as a wife and mother. You know, the way we pretend that everything is okay, when in reality, it isn’t. Motherhood is constant work. Since taking on the new role of wife and mother five years ago, I’ve learned that the…
I Am Watching My Baby Boy Grow Into A Man Overnight

I Am Watching My Baby Boy Grow Into A Man Overnight

I am nursing my first born and look up at the digital clock across the room. It strikes me that it reads 2:32 a.m. He is exactly 24 hours old and I am in the hospital. I am trying to teach him how to nurse, but know I have nothing to teach yet; I’ve never…
I Used To Judge Angry Moms Who Yelled — Until I Became One

I Used To Judge Angry Moms Who Yelled — Until I Became One

When I was in my carefree, childless twenties, I babysat for a family with two young girls. One day, the 6-year-old commented on how calm I’ve always been with them. Then she revealed that earlier in the day, her mom got “sooooo mad.”  She looked at me with that squished up, overly serious face young…
What Is It Like To Have A Mom Like This? I’ll Never Know

What Is It Like To Have A Mom Like This? I’ll Never Know

Recently, I stumbled upon one of the most breathtaking photos I have ever seen. This beautiful grandma, in a hospital nursery, embracing her newborn grandchild for the first time. She’s crying, and hugging the baby, her eyes shut tight as she holds in her tears and takes in that newborn baby smell. She loves that…

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