What Kind of Guilty Mom are You? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

What Kind of Guilty Mom are You? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

I started to think of this unfair expectation that moms put on themselves in the context of our children. Would we ever belittle the accomplishment of one of our kids if they hadn't achieved it in the "typical" way? Would we ever tell them that there was only one "appropriate" or "acceptable" method to reach one of their goals and that, if they received any outside assistance in attaining that goal, it wouldn't count and they should be ashamed of themselves?

Parenting a Toddler and a Baby is…

Parenting a Toddler and a Baby is…

I've been on maternity leave #2 for the past two months. Of the last eight weeks, approximately six were spent with different family and friends coming to help out with our new baby, or coming to stay to help us celebrate the holidays. Once the excitement of Christmas was over, my husband returned to work [...]

A Tale of Two C-Sections

A Tale of Two C-Sections

In preparation for my second C-Section, I scoured the Internet for encouragement and advice on how to head into the operation with confidence. I soon found that a lot of the information out there is filled with doom and gloom, and was feeling even less excited about heading into the procedure than I had been [...]

A Word You Never Want to Hear at Your Ultrasound

A Word You Never Want to Hear at Your Ultrasound

It seems like whenever people ask you about your pregnancy, the first question is, "How are you feeling?" and the second is something along the lines of, "Everyone's healthy?" Whenever people would ask me the second question during my last pregnancy, I could feel myself preparing myself to lie as I would smile and answer, "Yep!" 

What If It’s Another Boy?

What If It’s Another Boy?

As the days leading up to our anatomical screen get closer and closer, I've started to ask myself, "What if it's another boy?" And I think I've come up with a pretty good answer.

If You Give a Mom a Minute

If You Give a Mom a Minute

You know that story, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Isn't motherhood like that sometimes, only with less cookies and more chores?

The Challenges of Dining Out With a Toddler (And Why We Love Ripe Tomato Pizza!)

The Challenges of Dining Out With a Toddler (And Why We Love Ripe Tomato Pizza!)

Remember when you were childless, and going out for dinner meant sitting at a romantic table for two, gazing lovingly into the eyes of your partner as you leisurely sipped at your wine and let the hours stretch out before you as you indulged in deep and meaningful conversation over appetizers and entrees? Remember when [...]

Can We Cool It With the Countdowns?

Can We Cool It With the Countdowns?

Do you ever feel like you're so busy counting down to things in the future that you forget to appreciate today?

The BBC Broadcast Dad (and Mom) are All of Us

The BBC Broadcast Dad (and Mom) are All of Us

By now, you, your grandma, and your long-dead pet hamster have all seen the video of the BBC News broadcast where a professor's cover gets blown and the world discovers his true identity as a parent who is only pretending to have it all together. Moments after the initial shock of seeing not one, but two children bust [...]