Finding Your Tribe. We all know that term. “The One.” It means so much to so many hopeful, aspiring, young women. It’s the guy who gives us butterflies when he calls or texts, or if you’re from the Olden Days like myself, when he sends you an instant message. It’s that feeling of the first … More Finding Your Tribe.
27 Pieces of Advice from Experienced Moms to Newbies When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I totally thought I knew what I was doing. I had worked with kids for over 10 years… little, little kids, even infants. I had changed more diapers than I could have ever imagined and … More 27 Pieces of Advice from Experienced Moms to Newbies
Natural Childbirth “Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.” -Jane Weideman I’ve told this story, or various fractions of it before, to close friends and family. I’ve talked about why I chose to deliver not one, but both, of my babies without so much as even an aspirin and why I’d do … More Natural Childbirth
Moms who Inspire Us Recently at work, I received the latest edition of Parents magazine in the mail. After tearing the plastic off, I was immediately awestruck at the exquisiteness of cover model, mom Hilaria Baldwin. From her perfect smile and smokey eyes, to her sun-kissed, shaved legs and beautifully manicured toes, she is simply … More 10 Things That Inspire Me As a Mom
Toddler Truths If there is one thing that is absolutely, 100% true about parenting it is that we are all winging it. No one knows what the hell they’re doing. We generally put up a good front, some may even truly believe that they’ve “mastered” this whole messy chaos of not raising jerks. But the … More Toddler Truths
The Toddlerbeast Yes. Yes I of course love my toddler. He can be the most amazing tiny human on the planet. He melts my heart with his love for his baby brother & his fur siblings, and his curiosity about the world. I find it absolutely adorable that he pronounces the letter “d” like the … More The Toddlerbeast
Never put your kid on a bus in an ice storm. We all remember that moment when we found out we were going to be a mom. For some, it goes like this: You roll over in bed and before your eyes even open your mind immediately goes there- Flo is due today. You stretch, … More Never put your kid on a bus in an ice storm.
Germaphobes So, this one is for the sanitizer freaks, the cart cover moms, the “don’t kiss my kid” gals… this one is for the germaphobes. We all know them and we’ve all been there at one point or another. Hell, even I have thrown the Purell around like Oprah giving away her favorite things… “you … More Germaphobes
Enough with the Mom Guilt I was staring at a pile of laundry that needed to be folded, while “playing” cars with my toddler. In the 10 minutes that we played, which basically consisted of him handing me car after car while proclaiming “mommy play” as I drove them off the edge of my coffee-table-turned-mini-freeway, … More Enough with the Mom Guilt
‘Tis the Season Okay, let me start by providing a disclaimer: I am truly sensitive, aware, and respectful of the fact that not all cultures celebrate Christmas. I am also sensitive to those who may not be financially fortunate enough to celebrate by providing gifts to their children. I plan to educate my kids of … More ‘Tis the Season