Birth stories are amazing and horrifying all at the same time. I have a love-hate relationship with them. Hearing people's stories almost always make me terrified to have another baby. But then, somehow, they also reassure me that mamas...
Alternate title: My Body is a Machine Alternate-alternate title: A Long Story About A Short Birth Summary (spoiler alert): I only know one way to have a baby — quickly, stubbornly, nearly in the car, standing up, on their due date. The...
Can I be honest with you? I know we don’t know each other well, yet, but I have a confession. Working in the world of trauma has taught me many things, but one of those things is struggling during...
This time of year I find rhythm with the rain; it splatters against the overflow pond in my backyard and I feel the beat of my heart, the memories flooding in like the rushing creek from the nearby lake’s...
Deep inside the heart of every mother lies a powerful and courageous instinct to protect their young, no matter the cost, even if it means their life. It’s in our nature to shield them from all harm and to...
One of our passions at TCMB is to provide opportunities for moms to connect with each other, and this is one of the main reasons we love planning and providing events for the moms in our community! We have...
I guess since our second baby is now approaching two-years-old, this is the big question everyone keeps asking: "When's the third coming along?" Or better yet: "Are you pregnant?" So today we're doing a Q & A on all the...
For as long as I can remember, I’ve thought of myself as a mom. Working in the field I’ve worked in for the last few years, I’ve often wondered if this came down to the way my parents raised...
My mother recently stayed with us for a few weeks. She kept saying a phrase over and over throughout her stay that made me cringe: "Look what happened when you two stopped trying."  We NEVER stopped trying. Why is it...
. Going back to work after maternity leave is bittersweet at best. At worst, it’s a total emotional and logistical trainwreck. For me, twice, it was a little bit of everything, all at once, in ill-fitting work clothes on not...
Our scars tell the stories of how we healed from wounds. The pink C-section scar that droops below my hip bones tells the story of my son’s difficult birth. His entrance into the world is woven through my body. My...
When you have your first baby, so much time is focused on preparing for the delivery. You read the books and go to the classes. You have it in your head exactly how you think it will go. With...

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I dropped my kids off this morning in the school’s circle drive. The drop-off area is always a sea of minivans, SUVs, cars and daycare buses, each loaded with kids, backpacks and snow gear. The moms, dads, childcare providers...
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He Fell Out of Me

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I was 38 weeks, 1 day pregnant. Physically, I was doing great. I could go on long walks with my family and felt like I had a lot of energy. I had been crying every night to my husband...

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Summer: Now & Then

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Fighting for the window seat on a train to catch a glimpse of the engine as the train turned... Decades later, this memory is...

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