Tag: new mom

This Isn’t How It Was Supposed to Be

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This isn't how it was supposed to be. Just a couple months ago my biggest fear was the flu. With a late March due date,...

Mom Club Reject

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Mommin' ain't for the faint of heart, yo. From the very moment that sperm does its dance with your egg, life is forever changed....

Give it Time

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I attended a baby shower a couple weeks ago. At the sign in table, there were slips of paper for guests to write down...

Beware the “Mommy Martyr”

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Mommy martyrs.  We've likely all met one before. Always put upon, always over-tired, always with something to do for someone, somewhere.  We also likely all know...

6 Things Mom Actually Wants for Mother’s Day

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1. SLEEP Leave her alone. Like seriously, don't wake her on that precious Sunday morning for anything big or small, if sleep is what she's...

Stay-at-Home Loser

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I'm not the person I used to be at all anymore. I used to be more than a little lost. I was fueled by the...

When Mom Doesn’t Really Know Best…

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Way back when, before I became a parent, I can think of a handful of stand-out times when I simply did not know what...

The Realities of Maternal Health

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A picture is worth a thousand words, right? To a casual observer, the picture below is a young mother holding a brand new baby....

The Last Baby Blues

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The postpartum period is a weird time in general.  It's unpredictable, lasts way longer than most expect it to, and generally morphs from day to...

Newborn Notes: What Really Happens When You Bring Baby Home

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Even though my oldest boys are seven and five, it feels like a lifetime ago that they were tiny little infant babies. I vaguely...

A Love Letter to My First Pregnancy

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Dear Beautiful, Expectant, First Time Mother,  As I write this post, I myself am fresh out of my OBGYN's office, hopped up on decaf coffee...

Listening to your Gut

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When trying to think of a title for this post, my first thought was "Mom Gut." However, I realized that title gave the idea...