Hey there. I've noticed you have been looking a little bit more rested lately so I wanted to have a chat before too much time has passed. I didn't want you to be so wrapped up in doing things...
    August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed, be it through breastfeeding or...
Maybe I was blessed with a good sleeper.  Or maybe we got lucky in guessing how to get our son to sleep.  Either way, something we are doing has worked.  My son just turned two and for over a...
Monotony. It's a big part of parenting. We live by our routines and adhere to the tiring repetition we often feel bound by. I have a vivid memory of when my girls were babies. It involves words running through my...
I'm really good at sleeping.  Put down your pitchforks, ladies. I'm not saying that I get enough sleep. I have a toddler who likes to wake up at 5:30 in the morning, and a neighborhood full of barky dogs. But...
Sleep.  Is that an actual word that exists in #momlife? I hear of people who have this phenomenon that happens to them at night where they fall asleep and then actually don't wake up until the morning time. I had no...
When I take the time to step back and examine in my life, I am often surprised by the mom I am versus the mom I thought I would be. Before I had kids, I had it all figured out....
A chronic lack of sleep, that is when you have crossed the threshold into parenthood. From the minute your precious little one arrives the deprivation begins and for many, sleep remains elusive well into preschool. While in the hospital,...
It sounds cliche, but it’s true: Before you become a parent, you really have no idea what you’re in for. No amount of research can prepare you for the real thing. Even if you have a brood of nieces...

Alone Time

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I don't do "alone."  I am a middle child, never without a sibling to antagonize.  I am a serial dater, finding myself in a relationship pretty much continuously since I was 16.  I am an extrovert with a side...

Mom Om

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Om. A mantra. A sacred sound. When I think of this sound I think of something that replenishes the mind, body and soul. Something that gives us breath, peace, unexpected joy, and keeps us calm. An elightening moment or feeling, keeping us...
When I became a mom for the first time 12 years ago, I was the first of my friends and family who lived near us. I really didn't know what I was doing. In fact, the only thing I...
As my oldest is on the brink of kindergarten, I can't help but reflect on these past five years of her early childhood education, while looking forward to the future years (although they could slow down a bit). One of...

Bedtime

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The first time, I am nice. It’s a refill on water. The second time, I am still nice. It’s blankets that need to be re-tucked. The third time, I am a little less nice. It’s a trip to the potty. Probably...

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I’m Turning into My Mom

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I texted my mom the other day and told her the inevitable was happening: I was turning into her.  She seemed pleased.  We had...

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