Poor Duchess Kate! 7 Things You Need to Know About Morning Sickness

Oh morning sickness, you heinous beast, a rite of passage for many moms-to-be.  I have a love-hate relationship with it because on one hand, I’m miserable.  On the other?  It’s a great sign that everything is progressing well. As the weeks slowly pass and the nausea remains every minute of every day (just like Duchess Kate, I'm told, I’ve had a few thoughts on the subject. ...more
Oh morning sickness is the worst! I actually got sick before I even missed my period! Since I ...more

*THAT* First Day of School Blog Post

Every year it is the same…”back to school” ads in the paper and on TV, every store window looks like the perfect dorm room, there are fewer school-age children at our favorite daytime play places and, last but not least, my Facebook newsfeed is filled with “first day of (fill-in-the-blank) grade” pictures of happy, new clothes-clad, chalkboard-holding school children....more

Not So Super, but Still a Hero

Have you ever looked around only to discover you are drowning in the chaos of your own making? ...more

The differences between the first and second child

In many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering for example: increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me about the differences between baby number one and baby number two....more

The Evolution Of My Diaper Bag

I have two boys. They are wild and lovely and no matter how hard I try to minimize the amount of junk that they require for an entire day away from home, my diaper bag always ends up looking like I just robbed my own house....more

Finder of ALL THE THINGS

I swear, in my family, that's a title I have: Finder of ALL THE THINGS! I'm not sure how exactly it happened, but somehow, I'm the one they turn to when they misplace something. Is it an additional role I fill, or part of the whole Wife/Mom gig?Did I have some weird sort of Momlocation device inserted upon birth of my children? Is it in the wedding band? Does the Matrix simply like me more than them, and chooses to reveal hidden objects to my gaze?...more

Transformed in an Instant into a Mother

When I gave birth to my first baby,I was re-born as well.My fears of inadequacyInstantly swept asideA surge of motherly love and joyrose up within my spirit and heart.A sense of aweat the miracle of creation overwhelmed usas we examined tiny, perfectly formed fingers, nails and toes.We marvelled at his resemblance to us....more

My Kids Need a Mother Who's Willing to Take Her Perfect Off

 I'm pretty sure every mother, while holding her infant in her arms, declares, "Baby, I will protect you at all costs.  Your life will be different than mine.  I'll make sure you never have to experience the devastating wounds I've had to endure.  I will keep you safe.  I will be a perfect mother"....more

Checked By A Toddler: A Street Harassment Tale

Yep. You read that right.My son...my Lil' Man...dude who's got me by at least 4 inches now...checked a slimeball at the tender age of 4 on a midtown Manhattan street corner, during a busy morning commute....more

Motherhood's Destination

It amazes me, constantly, how Baby Boy has gone from thisto this...more