4 Month Postpartum Update

I’ve been meaning to do a postpartum for awhile now, but if you read my last two posts (here and here), you know life has been quite crazy! I also wanted it to be a video update, but I’m finding that videos are much harder to do with a two-year-old who wants your constant attention and I pretty much pass ...more

So I quit breastfeeding.

So I quit breastfeeding. Yep. I did. And it sucked. It sucked so bad, it’s taken me this long to write about it. When Arlo was born, he was ravenously hungry, and surprisingly, my milk came in much faster than it did with Lark. I assume it’s because my body sort of knew what to do....more

Decreasing Damage "Down Under" During Childbirth: Perineal Massage Made Easy

5 minutes a day can reduce chances of tearing during delivery. The ancient practice of antenatal perineal massage, which aims to widen and relax a woman's birth canal during her last month of pregnancy with manual massage of the region, has recently been shown to decrease chances of genital damage and chronic pain due to childbirth....more

The Story of My Birth Trauma

It was a beautiful Fall day in 2011 when my “fake” labour finally turned into real labour. I was exhausted, I was excited and I was completely unprepared for what happened next. It was probably about the third or fourth trip to the midwives office when they finally said, your 3-4 cm lets go to the hospital. So off we went to the hospital excited that finally after 8 days of “fake” labour it was finally the real thing!!!...more

Born in the Wild: When Bad Decisions Make Great TV

Once again I’m grateful to the Lifetime Television for Women in Serious Need of a Confidence Boost network for giving me this very rare opportunity to say, “Hey! I’m a really good mom!”  And get this— you can too! The only criteria is that you either A. Had at least one maternal thought cross your mind ever or B. Never have been cast on the spectacular reality TV show, Born in the Wild....more

10 Terrifying Vagina Facts

Very interesting, but OMG I did not need to know that PLIERS story Ack!!!!more

The Ultimate Heroine's Journey

Oprah once interviewed the legendary Jean Houston on her show Super Soul Sunday, where they discussed the Hero’s Journey, and how each one of us is called in our lives to undertake such a journey in order to become more of who we really are. ...more

19 Ways Moving is Like Childbirth

Welcome to moving season: the busiest time of year for moving into a new home as families try to get settled before the next school year begins.If you're moving your family and freaking out, don't. Because you've got this. Moving your family into a new home is just like childbirth:1. You're over the moon with excitement.2. Then the panic sets in....more

A Birth By Any Other Name

Earlier today I read this post on the Scary Mommy blog, which was biting back at all those people (mostly women) who seem to think that if you aren't squirting babies out of your fun house after hours of excruciating and unmedicated labor, then somehow you aren't a "real woman."  Personally?  I think that's one of the biggest crocks of bullshit I've ever heard....more

Without Paid Family Leave - Disaster!

I recently received this message from a pregnant woman in Atlanta.  It really upset me....more