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I Refuse To Walk Alone

I Refuse To Walk Alone

09.22.2014
I refuse to shed tears in solitude. I will find a shoulder. I refuse to settle with smiles and looks. I will strike up a conversation,...
Priorities... and a Newborn

Priorities... and a Newborn

09.19.2014
After reveling in the glory of solitude and hot water for about 30 seconds, I heard my 2-year-old say, "Poop, floor!"
An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

09.19.2014
Here's the ugly truth: We suck at doing it all. The moment the doctor handed me my crying newborn, it all stopped. I was not just Janie....
I Cried And Nursed My Daughter

I Cried And Nursed My Daughter

09.18.2014
Even in the midst of searing loss, nursing my daughter helped me to find my voice and my confidence in myself. She fully believed, despite...
Stages, Hugs and Jelly Shoes

Stages, Hugs and Jelly Shoes

09.18.2014
Putting away the jellies of course feels like waving goodbye to summer, to warm weather, light clothes and celebrations of her first birthday...
To Our Future Baby:

To Our Future Baby:

09.17.2014
By the time you read this, we might all be in very different places in our life. I might be chubbier, your Dad might have more gray hair...
On Motherhood and Sleepless Nights

On Motherhood and Sleepless Nights

09.17.2014
The experience of sleep deprivation can overwhelm you like a tidal wave. It's like nothing else matters. Nothing else exists. You can hardly...
Advice for Pregnant Princess Kate: Baby Number Two

Advice for Pregnant Princess Kate: Baby Number Two

09.17.2014
While Princess Kate is recuperating, we thought we'd give the mom-to-be a little advice on what it's like when a family of three adds a...
This Baby Is Absolutely Blown Away By Her Dad

This Baby Is Absolutely Blown Away By Her Dad

Emily Thomas  09.16.2014
Ah, life's simple pleasures: the smell of freshly cut grass, the taste of a sweet pastry, the feeling of one's hair blowing in the wind...
6 Things I Wish I'd Known About The First 6 Months Of Having A Baby

6 Things I Wish I'd Known About The First 6 Months Of Having A Baby

09.15.2014
The first six months of being a parent can seem endless at times, but ultimately, they're gone in a flash, and you can't ever get that...

Babies vs Pets In Viral Advertising

09.12.2014
Which do you prefer? Pets or babies? They're everywhere in social media. Pulling views. Sparking massive followings. Rising to the top...

Report: Illinois is the Worst State in the Midwest to Raise Kids

09.12.2014
Whether you live in an urban/suburban or rural area has a significant effect, as does household pre-tax annual income.
Watching My Wife Breastfeed In Hiding Showed Me I Was Part Of The Problem

Watching My Wife Breastfeed In Hiding Showed Me I Was Part Of The Problem

09.12.2014
I'd never seen my wife breastfeed in a bathroom. I'd only imagined it. However, looking at these photos really hit home. I felt terrible...
How to Deal with the Pain of Miscarriage

How to Deal with the Pain of Miscarriage

09.12.2014
It was such a gift to realize that I was not alone. So many women have miscarriages, even ones who have healthy babies now. It is nature's...