pregnancy and parenthood

To the silent nursing mom, you are doing amazing

When I was pregnant, I'd see scary headlines of breastfeeding stories gone viral - you know the ones. Mom gets shamed for breastfeeding in public. The online trolls come out, and the debate resurfaces. These stories would ignite anger, but also fear as a mother-to-be. "Is this what it's going to be like when I nurse my baby?  But… Continue reading To the silent nursing mom, you are doing amazing

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Moms have enough to worry about, let’s not make friendships one of them

The ways in which we as mothers are creating and upholding expectations of our friendships are too complicated. We have our "mom friends" and our "non-mom friends," and there is a division between the two that shouldn't exist.  I've seen dozens of blogs and articles as of late that reinforce this invisible fence between the two. You're either hip… Continue reading Moms have enough to worry about, let’s not make friendships one of them

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What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

I wanted to call this one of those  "What no one tells you" blogs, but that would be a lie, albeit catchy. Truthfully, everyone heeded me with their warnings on those first few months postpartum, otherwise known as the infamous fourth trimester - problem was, I was too pregnant to take note. I just wanted to… Continue reading What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

pregnancy and parenthood

An unapologetic confession: I bed share

You would think we give birth to aliens judging by how complex our society reacts to infant sleep. We approach it as this foreign concept that requires books, strict training regimens and varying coaching methods ... for sleep.  It starts during our pregnancies as we fill the four walls of our freshly painted nurseries with… Continue reading An unapologetic confession: I bed share

pregnancy and parenthood

Why mom friends are the best friends

Friendships evolve in our lives, especially surrounding big milestones. Becoming a parent is one of those times when our current relationships either grow or falter. With this shift comes making new mommy friends.  I know - mom friends; they are the hardest friends to make, but they are the most rewarding ones, too. Here's why: Mom… Continue reading Why mom friends are the best friends