husband

Dear Husband, I Love You, But You’re Kind Of A Slob

Dear Husband, I love you. I do, really, even though you’re currently making me crazy, I know you’re a good guy, that’s why I married you. So, I’m staring at a pile of your dirty laundry, on the floor, two feet from the laundry basket, and I’m not gonna lie, it’s making me a little stabby. […]

confidence

Motherhood Taught Me To Love My Body

I’ve been self-conscious about my body for most of my life, middle school was the peak of my insecurity. While the other girls were developing the soft curves of womanhood, my body was reminiscent of a seven-year-old boy—with boobs to match. My teenage years were filled with self-loathing and unhappiness. Looking back it’s both frustrating […]

Nap

Don’t Feed Them After Midnight Or Let Them Take Evening Naps

Something horrible happened yesterday. My 3-year-old refused to take his afternoon nap, and then fell asleep at 5 p.m. I know what you’re thinking, “That doesn’t sound that horrible, lady, get a grip.” But, let me assure you, it was the seventh circle of threenage hell. If you’ve ever experienced an event of this nature and […]

working mom

12 Ways Working Moms Are Exactly Like Stay-At-Home Moms

The comparison of working mothers to non-working mothers is just one of many nonsensical parenting comparisons plaguing our society. These unfounded judgements on either side, are making a tough job even tougher, by inviting doubt into the hearts and minds of good parents. Working mothers are often cast as being un-invested in motherhood. They are […]

Sanctimommies

The Sanctimommies’ Guide to Raising Respectful Children

I was in the grocery store yesterday, picking up some organic produce, and I witnessed something absolutely horrific. The mother in front of me in the checkout line had a small child, maybe two or three years old, and the child was having the worst tantrum I have ever seen. I watched in horror as the […]

allergy

Food Allergy: The Real F-Word

“The couch and the pillows are safe, but the floor is lava!” My daughter shouted to my son as she stood atop a pillow on our living room floor. I remember this game from my own childhood, the objective was to jump from pillow to pillow, without succumbing to the lava-covered floor, every leap more perilous than […]

Christmas

What To Give Your Child When You Can’t Afford Christmas

“We didn’t have any money, and I barely had any gifts for you.” My mother’s voice shook as she recounted a Christmas Eve night many years ago. I was just a child at the time, tucked snuggly in my bed, but unable to sleep. The giddy anticipation of Christmas morning was more than enough to […]

pacifier

My Son Is Almost Three And Still Uses A Pacifier

My son will be three next month and he still uses a pacifier at night. He calls it his bink. I’d like to tell you that I don’t really care what anyone thinks about my son using a pacifier as a, nearly, three year old, but that’s not entirely true. The truth is, there is […]

dear toddler

Dear Toddler, I Love You, But You Need To Chill

Hello My Little Sweet Potato, We need to talk. I know you’re going through some very important developmental milestones, but I have some concerns about your behavior, that I feel we should address. Last night you whipped your diaper off with such force that a nugget of poo flew across the room and struck me in the […]

sibling

I Felt Like I Was Betraying My Daughter By Having Another Child

I remember leaving the house before sunrise the morning I gave birth to my son. My daughter, just a toddler at the time, lay sleeping peacefully in her bed. I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness as I pushed her hair back to kiss her goodbye. She had been the center of our world since […]