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Body & Mind
5 Little Things That Feel Like a Vacation Once You Have Kids
#1: A solo trip to Target
I'm Retiring My Crown for "Queen of Multitasking"
... so I can better focus on what matters most: being Mom.
7 Possible Thanksgiving Guests and How to Navigate Each
You can’t please everyone, but being open to other people’s situations will go a long way.
My Kid Deserves to See Me Without My Phone Glued to My Hand
Why do I need to stop and see what other people are doing on Facebook when I have a quiet moment with my son?
My Son’s Brain Isn’t “Normal”
But where others see a flaw, I only see something rare and special.
It's Impossible to Compare One Mom to Another, So Let's Just Not
The same thing that makes our lives so vastly different is exactly what makes them the same: We’re all trying to be good parents.
I Finally Said "No," Because It Turns Out, I Can't Do It All
Right now, it's not my time to take on another role. It's my time to be Mom.
I Wake up Before Dawn, and It’s the Best Part of My Day
I’m a better mom for carving out that extra bit of time to myself.
The "Selfie" Ruined My Self-Confidence
... but for the sake of my son, I refuse to let it win.
Woman Gains 50 Pounds to Prove Obesity Is a Choice
But the only thing I’m convinced of is her own ignorance.
Yes, Our Kids Need Mental Health Screenings at School
The only way to get past the stigma of mental disorders is if we start talking about them, identifying and treating them early, and educating each other.
behavior and discipline
I Refuse to Let the Anxiety and Fear of the Unknown Bring Me Down
Note to self: some things are just out of my hands.
Mom Confession: Taking Time Away from My Son Makes Me a Better Parent
Family and Friends
I Don’t Feel Pressured By Pinterest – It’s Facebook That Makes Me Feel Like a Bad Mom
Status update: My Facebook feed is giving me a parenting complex.
How I Changed My Life in 14 Days
Even the smallest tweaks can add up to big changes in your mood and productivity.
What Happened When I Stopped Trying to "Do It All" This Summer
Sometimes saying "no" is the best way to say "yes" to being a better mom.
I Took Facebook and Twitter off My Phone — and I'm a Better Mom for It
Logging on for one minute here and there repeatedly throughout the day was adding up to big chunks of time I was losing to my phone.
Family and Friends
Add My Motorcycle to the List of Things I Gave up When I Had Kids
Getting rid of the bike felt like saying goodbye to a part of my former self. The part that didn't worry about car seat safety and proper sunscreen application.
Maybe I’m The Exception, but I’m Happier in My 30s Than My 20s
Over a decade's worth of practice has helped me sort out my priorities, nourish careers, and when all else fails, have faith that in the end, it usually all works out.
Body After Breastfeeding: The Change I Wasn't Expecting
It’s like being caught in some hazy limbo between being pregnant and not being pregnant; your body just can’t quite decide what state it’s in.
The Need for a Village: "Motherhood Is the Loneliest Thing I've Ever Done"
Too often we overlook the need for a support system to maintain our mental health as moms. This needs to be a priority, and we can’t do it on our own.
Family and Friends
The Most Stressed Type of Parent Might Surprise You
We can't believe it's not new parents!
Losing Weight Without Losing a Pound: What the Scale Doesn't Tell You
At the end of the day it shouldn't and doesn't matter if I get back to my pre-pregnancy weight or if I can buckle my belt tighter. It's about how I feel and the quality of life I can build for myself.
What Would YOU Do for a Good Night's Sleep? Parents Weigh In
From hiring a maid (instead of a divorce lawyer) to booking a hotel room for a night of peace and quiet, sleep-deprived parents are getting desperate.
Despite It All, I Still Support Gwyneth Paltrow
If we all convinced Gwyneth that she truly has it loads easier than the rest of us, does it in the end, change our lives by any tiny measure?