How many of you parents out there can relate to this terrible, horrible, so good, very awesome day?
Warning: The situations you’re about to read are real. Third Trimester is not to be taken likely. If you or someone you love experiences any of these symptoms, enact relaxation measures immediately: sit, raise feet, and eat something immediately—preferably chocolate. You Might Be Third Trimester If… You return home from a night out with friends and … More You Might Be Third Trimester If…
Regardless of your political preferences, this is a refreshingly honest talk on grief (see video below) from Joe Biden to military families in mourning. For anyone coping with a loss, I hope it will bring you some peace during this reflective time of year. “There will come a day, I promise you, when the thought of … More Hope and Hard Truths
* Appreciated by non-breastfeeding moms, too. Have a baby shower coming up or a friend? Or maybe you’re due yourself? This is my all-time favorite “baby” gift. I give it to every expecting mother I know. While other friends and family are picking out the perfect tiny this or cuddly that, I know from experience: Mom is doing … More Breastfeeding Station*
I’m always on the lookout for make-ahead recipes. I hate cooking (love eating), so spending a Sunday afternoon getting a few meals out of the way helps keep me sane all week. The problem is, most of them kind of suck. But these don’t. I promise! Here are the 10 best make-ahead meals I’ve discovered so … More 10 Best Make-Ahead Meals
As I approach another solo-parent trip with my toddler, I’m making my list and checking it twice. Efficiency is key when you have to pack and plan for two people, and here are a few go-to’s I’ve picked up over the years. Bookmark this for the next time you’re making your travel list. Bonus tip: Save your … More Top 3: Multipurpose Travel Items for Moms
Yep, it’s not what you usually see on here, but I think you need a break. And how often do you have an hour or two to make a appointment, drive to the spa, wait, be pampered, wait some more, and drive back home? Did I hear a “NEVER”? Good news! All you need is … More DIY Pedicure
Why Pinterest? For crafters: to create. For foodies: to find. For travelers: to dream. For procrastinators: to ponder. For type A’s: to organize. For (most) men: to gloriously roll their eyes. Granted, Pinterest has its dark side, too. I’ve heard many a mom complain that Pinterest’s entire existence aims to disprove their worth with its mocking treasure trove … More Why Pinterest?
Moms, why is it so hard to invest in ourselves? Is it parental guilt? A relic notion of “modesty”? A societally ingrained notion of selfishness? Why, even in situations when the return on investment is quite obvious, does this feel so uncomfortable? For instance, this weekend there’s a kids’ book conference, and I dilly dallied … More Return on Investment
I recently wrote this to a friend, a new mom having a tough day. If any of you moms (or dads) find yourself in this situation, I’m writing to you now. Letter to a New Mom You’re going through an overwhelmingly incredible moment in your life right now. I don’t need to tell you about all the … More Letter to a New Mom