Tag: babies

Mom-barrassment :: An Embarrassing Story For Your Entertainment & A Call...

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Don’t get me wrong. There have been plenty of occasions during my motherhood journey that a fellow mom has saved me from mom-barrassment. Like...

Done Having Babies

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I'm done having babies. Much of my life, I've entertained the romantic notion that I'd have at least three children. I grew up the oldest...

Preparing Older Siblings for a New Baby :: Different, Harder, Better

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When I was pregnant with our third child, my children, who were about to become the older siblings, were 6 and 4. They were...

Thank You, Now Go Away! How to Deal with Unsolicited Parenting...

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How do you handle advice that you didn't ask for? Ignore it? Take the advice even if you don't agree just to keep the peace?...

My List of Parenting “Rules”

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I made a list of rules before I was even pregnant, and I was sure that I would not break them. I will not...

Maternity Must-Haves for Every Trimester

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Oh, the joys of pregnancy. Being pregnant is an experience unlike any other. You're giving up your body to grow another human. It is...

Birth Stories :: I Don’t Have a Beautiful Birth Story

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I don't have a beautiful birth story. I have three beautiful sons, but not once has the birth been what I hoped for. I'm...

Dear Fellow Mom, Thanks for Seeing Me and Speaking Up

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And so the mom story goes... I was out all morning with the kids. We ended up being out longer than I expected so all...

To the Forgotten Mothers on Mother’s Day

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When I was pregnant with our son, David, I had a lot of people stop and wish me congratulations on that first Mothers day....

Reflections on the Miracle of Pregnancy After Loss

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My son's life is a miracle. My pregnancy with him was not a typical pregnancy. We got pregnant after 13 months of trying. My husband...

For the Mother Who Is Hurting on Mother’s Day

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My husband and I went through the loss (miscarriage) of our first baby at just five weeks. Afterwards, I knew I was different. Research...

No, This Baby Wasn’t “Planned” :: Answering That Awkward Question

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When my first baby was just eight months old, I found out I was pregnant. Again. As soon as I saw those two little...

Be Gentle with Your Friends Going Through Secondary Infertility

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It happened again the other day: the group of women I was sitting with started talking about the best age gap between children and...

An Open Letter to My Non-Mom Friends: I’m Sorry

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We all know motherhood changes us in a big way, and sometimes it can feel lonely. Unfortunately, that means we aren’t always the greatest...