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 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!" 

Waiting For Baby #Two

Waiting For Baby #Two

Tomorrow I reach the 33rd week of being pregnant with my second child. Knowing that, in under two months, I'll be starting the newborn parent journey all over again carries a mixed bag of emotions that are likely at least partially responsible for recently bursting into tears while walking down the street on a beautiful [...]

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?

5 Reasons Why Shopping for Maternity Wear is the Worst

5 Reasons Why Shopping for Maternity Wear is the Worst

Although I still have a few pieces of maternity wear hanging around in a ball in my closet from my first pregnancy, I recently decided to hit the mall to treat myself. And what a treat it was.

The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

Having a second baby is exciting and terrifying, just like it was the first time around...only different.

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave

26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave

At first, I named this post, "26 Ways to Keep Busy on Maternity Leave", but I quickly changed that title because I realized that keeping busy on leave isn't really all that hard. There are always tons of chores to do around the house, and having a baby means you are always on the go. I wasn't [...]