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Best and Worst Piece of Advice for New Moms

Best and Worst Piece of Advice for New Moms

05.21.2014
I missed my magazine job that gave me purpose and structure, dinners with friends who made me giggle, dates with my husband. I felt guilty...
To Competitive Parents, From A Parent Who Hates The Rat Race

To Competitive Parents, From A Parent Who Hates The Rat Race

05.21.2014
Look, I am no better than anyone else who is caught playing this game. I am one of the most competitive people I know. But I now realize...
10 Tools For Parents That Should Have Been Invented Already

10 Tools For Parents That Should Have Been Invented Already

05.20.2014
Something must be done, so here is my list. Borrow it, steal it, share it, whatever you do just invent one thing here and you will go down...
Choose to Chew on Better Health Choices for Your Child

Choose to Chew on Better Health Choices for Your Child

05.20.2014
It was a beautiful Sunday-spring-is-in-the-air afternoon, where I was enjoying a pool side brunch in Los Angeles. As I was mingling with...
Putting Too Much Nighttime Baby Monitoring to Rest

Putting Too Much Nighttime Baby Monitoring to Rest

05.20.2014
my years as a parent have also made me realize that there are so many things we can't control. Quantities of information aren't satisfying...
I Used To Hate Breastfeeding Photos

I Used To Hate Breastfeeding Photos

05.19.2014
Eventually, your loving husband, whom you had specifically banned from taking breastfeeding pictures, the one you had forced to delete...
What Postpartum Moms Really Need

What Postpartum Moms Really Need

05.19.2014
Everyone talked about the baby bliss, the love I'd feel, the joy, the natural instincts. And while I certainly felt those things, I also...
And The Most Popular Baby Name In Your State Is...

And The Most Popular Baby Name In Your State Is...

05.15.2014
The Social Security Administration released the top baby names by state for 2013 on Thursday. Emma remains the top girls' name, claiming...
<i>Labor Day</i>, Birth, and Perceived Judgement

Labor Day, Birth, and Perceived Judgement

05.15.2014
I genuinely believe that most people don't judge the ways that others navigate the emotional, complicated, deeply personal terrain of motherhood....
I Really Need a Fish in My Life

I Really Need a Fish in My Life

05.15.2014
"Daddy," he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. "I really need a fish in my life." He squinted...
How Nonresistance And Good Company Helped Me Overcome Challenges When I Was In Labor

How Nonresistance And Good Company Helped Me Overcome Challenges When I Was In Labor

05.15.2014
I had come this far and felt deep down I could have a natural childbirth. All caveats aside, women have been doing this for thousands of...
The Real Reason Mothers Never Get Anything Done

The Real Reason Mothers Never Get Anything Done

05.15.2014
It's 9 a.m. and I've just put Bubby down for his morning sleep. I reckon I have about an hour and a half before he wakes. I'm excited!...
The Only Yoga Poses You Can Do As A Mom

The Only Yoga Poses You Can Do As A Mom

05.15.2014
Like the mat version that came before, don't forget to give yourself a few minutes of recovery after practice. Feel free to lay down, face...

The Language of Love

05.14.2014
I realized that there comes a time in every woman's life when she needs to be sung to by a man with a heartbreakingly handsome voice in...