Today’s the day! Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience officially releases today and is now available in paperback and e-book! For the past year, Jessica and I have been immersed in this project: reading submissions, selecting essays, editing, compiling, and preparing for the publication of this beautiful anthology. I can […]
Do you remember those first few weeks at home after having a baby? I’m sure we can all vaguely recall the things our friends and family members did that we were ridiculously grateful for, and we can probably also remember the things people said or did that pissed us off or hurt our feelings. I […]
I ran into a friend today, one whom I hadn’t seen in several months. The last time I saw her, she had a sick toddler—a brand new two-year-old— and a newborn baby who didn’t sleep. The baby had been hospitalized with croup, and shortly after arriving home from the hospital with him, her older child […]
I am all for women sharing their truths. I recently read a blog post by Jenny Studenroth Gerson, titled “They Should’ve Warned Me.” She shared her truth, a beautiful story of how harmoniously she adjusted to motherhood, how naturally it came to her, how she easily shed her baby weight, how her marriage was only strengthened, […]
I’ve had one big question weighing on my mind for months- should we try for a third baby, or keep our family of four the way it is?
Is it brave to merely survive something challenging? On my daughter’s second birthday, I remember the hardships I experienced during my pregnancy.
I am joining forces with some of my favorite bloggers–Finding Ninee, Mama Schmama, Left Brain Buddha, The Tao of Poop, My Skewed View, and The Sadder But Wiser Girl– for our first group post about all the things we *didn’t* expect when we were expecting.
As the mom of a baby who didn’t sleep through the night, I survived 15 months of sleep deprivation. I realize now that parenthood has made me an addict- a sleep addict.
I had my first cavity filled recently, and my husband convinced me it was going to be terrible. See what really happened…
Some things take longer than others to get back to normal after the birth of a baby. Here are 10 Things that took some extra time to reclaim after the birth of my second child.