Hey there! So, I hate to do this to you in public and all, but since I consider us friends (truthfully, I’m actually kind of obsessed with you), I have to shoot you straight.
I found a little glitch on your website today. Actually, a big one. And it’s better this come from me than some stranger.
As I was beaching myself on the sofa, watching Disney Jr. with my 4-year-old, I flipped open my laptop to look for some comfortable and cute maternity clothing to get me through the third trimester of my third pregnancy. Only three months left, and lemme tell ya, the waistline of these maternity pants is already beggin’ for mercy, [...]
I’m not big on change. I mean, really, who is? The new year, however, provides us with the perfect opportunity to try—even in baby steps—something new that challenges us, and may make us better in the end.
Also, there’s no way I’m trying any of this stuff the more pregnant I get, so why not start now? On that wildly optimistic note, here are 10 Easy Enough Resolutions for the New Year. Feel free to take ‘em, change ‘em, or make ‘em your own.
1 – I will start using Alerts on my iPhone calendar.
I’m good about putting stuff in my calendar on my phone; I’m just not good at actually remembering that I put stuff on the [...]
So much hand-wringing these days on Facebook lately from parents about kids and the election.
What do I tell my kids? They ask.
How do I explain what’s happening? And then, “What will he think when he’s older about the explanation I give?”
Well, friends, I am not a parenting expert, but on this Inauguration Day, I am here to offer a novel idea.
Why don’t we, as parents of young kids, (I’m not saying middle or high school or above. I’m talking young, curious toddlers and their ilk.) just leave them out of it?
I know it goes against a lot of parenting theories these days, when moms and dads are taught their kids should be reading [...]
There was a period of about six months after I had my son—my first child—that I nursed him multiple times each night. Every time I woke up to nurse, whether he was in my room or his, I had my iPhone in my hand.
It wasn’t that I wasn’t soaking up every sweet little snuggle and stare, because I was. Well, I was trying. But it was because, to put it simply, in those early days—even surrounded by all the love and craziness of new parenthood—I still felt so alone.
Every night, I would heave my lumpy Mom Bod across the finish line, getting my son down for his first two-hour interval of sleep, with such trepidation, because I knew my time was short. It was the feeling [...]