Clutter. Ugh, just saying the word gives me anxiety and looking at it makes me want to run the opposite direction! We all have some areas in our homes, cars, work desk, email inboxes, and Facebook friends list that need a good declutter. If you say you don’t, I know you’re a liar, liar […]
For International Women’s Month, we are celebrating all the working mamas through story. Many of our contributors and Mombassadors, are giving us a little peek into their lives, how they work, what they do, and how they do it! Please enjoy today’s contribution, from our writer Cat Roby, a mom of two, and doctor. 5:00 […]
Coaching, Feedback, Constructive Criticism. Whatever you want to call it, I love it all. Most people think I am weird for seeking out criticism, but I appreciate when people care enough about my personal development to give me their honest opinion. A coworker recently told me that I take criticism well because I have thick […]
My daughter turned 14 months this week and I was positive that I would be writing our weaning success story by now. As is with all things motherhood… success is a relative term… maybe even a “no-no” word. Since the birth of my child I have been asked: Are you nursing? Until when do you […]
Dear Birth Mother- Today, you shook me. Today you- completely out of the blue- asked if you could take my daughter to a party. Without me, her albeit ‘adopted’, mother. You rattled my world, dumped me out of complacency and are making me face a deluge of realities I had conveniently set aside for examination […]
Last week I broke one of the cardinal rules of motherhood: “Mom must never get sick” Like most moms, I don’t have the time, energy, or luxury to get sick. And like usual I resisted, protested, denied…but when it hit me, I was no match for this sickness. Was it the flu? Another nasty virus? […]
When you look at me today, you wouldn’t know that I was addicted to methamphetamine (also known as meth) for a good ten years. You wouldn’t know that I endured a very tumultuous, abusive relationship with my girls’ father. You wouldn’t know that I thought I was supposed to love him first before anything, including my children. […]
While this post was sponsored by Comadres Midwifery, the opinions expressed are shared organically from the perspective of our contributor and client of Comadres.
My mother died when I was 33. She was an overbearing, loud, feisty, Italian mother and she was my best friend. Looking back I was probably inappropriately co-dependent on my mother but being an only child, and a daughter no less, that was simply how our relationship existed. I went to my mother for everything. […]
You know those precious moments when you take the time and stare at your husband? Those moments where you get butterflies and a sense of pride knowing that, that gorgeous man is all yours? These moments are usually interrupted by a screaming child, but when they do occur, I love the floating feeling I get and […]
What happened to my magic mommy dust? I thought that, as soon as someone handed me a newborn, I would magically transform into everything my child would ever need and more. Standing in the kitchen, praying for naptime as my son asks me to fix a truck, get him juice, and let him mix the cake, all […]
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Valentine’s Day is a heart-warming holiday filled with flowers, chocolate and candlelit dinners. Our kids get excited about sharing valentines with their classmates. We try to decide if these valentines will be store-bought or Pinterest-worthy. There are many variations of the history of St. Valentine and how his story evolved into a production of love notes […]
Sometime in my mid-twenties the carefree confidence that my mother so diligently nurtured in me went away, replaced by agonizing self-doubt. Around the time when I was first diagnosed with depression my confidence disappeared and has not been seen since. This abrupt absence in what I assumed was a core personality trait left a gaping hole in […]