pregnancy and parenthood

Why I don’t need Mother’s Day “off”

This will be my third Mother's Day since becoming a mom, and the conversations are bursting with enthusiasm on what we as new moms really want. It always goes something like this: hot coffee, sleep, solo showers, breakfast in bed, outings free of kids, clean house, and a night off cooking. I totally get it.… Continue reading Why I don’t need Mother’s Day “off”

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I love being a second-time mom more than I thought I would

For many of us, being a first-time mom is overwhelmed by worry. It's an adjustment second to none, and just when we think we've grown into our new role, our baby grows out of it. Which is why I absolutely love being a second-time mom. I'm experiencing motherhood from the start without all of the… Continue reading I love being a second-time mom more than I thought I would

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The biggest fears of two under two, conquered

I found new stressors to overthink when I became pregnant with my second. Two under two is challenging, hands down, but it has also turned the page to a beautiful chapter in my motherhood journey. If I could go back in time, here's how I would have answered my biggest questions. How will I manage… Continue reading The biggest fears of two under two, conquered

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Our children are listening even when the world isn’t

Before I had kids, I felt heard. I could call someone and fall deep into a two-way conversation, free of tiny shrieks, squeals and leg yanks. My days at work were spent in various meetings where contrasting ideas merged into one united goal. Dinner with the husband was spent focused on each other, and evenings… Continue reading Our children are listening even when the world isn’t

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The thing that drives me crazy, and also makes it all worthwhile

You know what drives me crazy these days? When people can't take a joke. In parenthood, this happens all the time. There was a viral post that a wife left for her husband who was tasked with watching their kids all weekend. It was filled with the most fantastic dose of sarcasm I've read in… Continue reading The thing that drives me crazy, and also makes it all worthwhile

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13 things only moms think about when they’re finally alone

I had my second baby seven weeks ago, and unlike my first, I am much more relaxed about leaving said baby with dad and carving out some time for myself. Today I went to Target kid free, and I couldn't stop giggling at the ridiculous thoughts floating in my head from the start of my… Continue reading 13 things only moms think about when they’re finally alone