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Body & Mind
I’m the Mom Who Lies to the Pediatrician
A Letter to Myself Before I Came Out
Once you face the truth and walk the path you were born to walk, life gets so, so good.
Facing 40 with Beauty, Grace, and a Healthy Dose of Reality
Turning 40 is a milestone. No matter what the skincare commercials tell us about it being the new 20 — it’s a reality check.
5 Things Kids with Food Allergies Wish Their Parents Knew (from a Mom Who’s Been There)
#3. Emphasize your child's abilities over their disabilities.
Being Sleep Deprived Is Not a Badge of Honor
“Small steps toward more and better sleep are attainable and worth striving for.”
27 Random Thoughts of a Mom on the Brink of Sleep
#6. Is there wet laundry in the washer? (Hint: the answer to this is always yes.)
Hey, Moms: Whatever Happened to All That “Girl Power” We Were Raised On?
What the heck happened to us? Why do so many of us full-grown women need to be reminded to observe self-care once we have kids?
10 Yoga Poses Moms Already Do
Warrior 3 Pose (aka Let Go of My Pants So I Can Make You Dinner Pose)
fitness and exercise
Your Kid’s Germ-Ridden Daycare May Actually Be a Blessing in Disguise, Says New Study
Daycare builds character ... and immune systems.
What a Mom with Lupus Wants You to Know
"It doesn’t define me. It does make it difficult for me to do normal things, but I am always pushing around that.”
New Moms Who Overshare on Facebook May Be Depressed, Says New Study
If more mom start posting the nitty-gritty, I think a real sisterhood will be born.
This Is What It Feels Like to “Come Out” of a Depressive Episode and Finally Feel Joy Again
For the first time in a long time, I looked up and saw the moon. I mean I really, truly saw it.
Breastfeeding a Baby with Food Allergies Has Turned Me into a Paranoid Control Freak
Every time the tiniest thing goes wrong — a little spit up, an arched back, a protested nap — I can't help but think it's my fault.
10-Year-Old Girl Petitions for Magazines to Feature ALL Types of Women
They’ll Make Great Leaders — and 5 Other Things You Should Know About Introverted Kids
No, they're not necessarily shy.
4 Ways Depression Drove Me to Be a Better Dad
I never thought any good would come out of my struggles with anxiety and depression, but turns out I was wrong.
Study Says Gluten-Free Diets Are Bad for Kids, but That’s Not the Full Story
As a dietician and mom whose 4-year-old son is on a gluten-free diet, I can tell you this study isn't definitively true.
diet and nutrition
Why I’ll Bring My Kids to Church Despite Having No Real Desire to Go Myself
I'm worried I've been cramming my own view of religion down their throats, without letting them decide things for themselves.
12 Things I Need from My Gynecologist
#8. An interesting ceiling.
A Day in the Life of a Dad with Bipolar Disorder
I wonder what Daddy will be like today?
is a thought they all have.
21 Things I Wish I Had Known in My Twenties
14. Judge a man by how he treats his mom.
Dear Hospital: My Wife Doesn’t Need to Get Her Pre-Pregnancy Belly “Back”
The fact that we promote the constant need for unrealistic physical perfection mere weeks — even days! — after birth is saddening.
body after baby
9-Year-Olds Don’t Need to Be Buying Swimsuits Based on Their “Body Type”
magazine is under fire for body-shaming tween girls in latest issue.
Why Do We Need Celebs to Remind Us to Love Our Bodies?
Much thanks to Amy Schumer and Adele, but it's time we all take it from here.
I Didn’t Let Myself Cry for Five Years. Here’s Why Finally Falling Apart Felt So Good.
I kept it together for my kids for years — through divorce, cancer, and even bankruptcy. But when the tears finally came, I let them flow.