Tag: Mommas

Being Mom in a World of Hate :: Remembering September 11th

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I remember exactly where I was that morning on September 11, 2001. I was getting ready for school when my dad called and told...

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...

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...

How Not to Get Lost in New Motherhood: Finding your Pre-Mom...

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Most days from my pre-mom working days blur together, but there's one conversation I remember well. It was with a coworker talking about how...

What to Do When the One You Compare Yourself to Is...

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We all play the comparison game with other moms. (Don’t lie. You do it, too!) Whether we’re side-eyeing another mom’s neat house, well-behaved kids,...

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....

Motherhood is a Race We Shouldn’t Run Alone

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A few weeks ago, I ran my first 5k. I've never been a runner, but I needed a goal. Something to get me to the...

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...

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...

Take Care of Yourself (On Your) Period: A Few Ways to...

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For over 25 years, I've had my period every four weeks or so, give or take few years due to pregnancy and postpartum. I...

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...

Ideas for What to Pack in Easter Baskets

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Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was younger my parents would hide our Easter baskets around the house and...

How to Ease Morning Sickness :: Tricks to Beat the Urge...

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It’s no secret that pregnancy is tough. There are so many symptoms and issues in each trimester, but the one that leaves the biggest...

How My College Degree Prepared Me for Motherhood

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I'm a college graduate who left my career to be a stay-at-home mom. Initially, as much as I knew staying home was the right...