The Longest Days

One of my favorite quotes for parenthood and life is from Gretchen Rubin's Book The Happiness Project.  In that book she says for parents the "...more

Treating Parenthood as a Privilege

What kind of story do we see in the news just about every day? Incidents of child abuse. When it comes to child abuse, the statistics in the United States are unnerving. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, in the United States a child is abused or neglected every 36 seconds....more

Being a Mom Makes Me Stronger!

I must say I love every single thing that comes along with being a mom. Being a mom opens you up. I am so much more open than I ever was. I am more understanding, patient (I have to work on that daily!) and loving. But it also creates a more critical person as well. I have no tolerance for nonsense. It sounds like a huge contradiction saying I am more understanding but have no tolerance. I think I have just grown past all the BS and know what I want from life and what I want for my children, so I cannot handle drama or immaturity....more
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Ripping Off the Band-aide

Hello friends. It’s time to rip off the Band-aide and just start. No more excuses. No more thinking. Just do it already, Jennifer! After all, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one simple step....more

I'm Featured here on Blog Her!

Kim at Let Me Start By Saying I got some great news today....more

A Post In Two Parts

Part one: If I never read the word "breastfeeding" again, it will be way too soon for me.(having said that, I'm about to use the word about a fafillion times in this post)...more

Being Hard on Ourselves When We're Unsure About Becoming a Mom

In my latest book, The Baby Matrix, I take a critical look at a set of beliefs that has driven our society for generations--pronatalism. It is everywhere and affects all of us in many areas of our lives, and not in a positive way....more

Off-Balance: The New Normal

The new normal is...feeling not-normal.It means feeling mostly disoriented – whether it’s confusion about the actual day (I swear, on Sunday I thought it was Thursday, so in a conversation with a neighbor who’s husband is a teacher, I genuinely asked what time he would be coming home from his workday), my current location, or knocking over a glass and shattering it for no apparent reason (nothing hit my arm or was in the way)....more

Mother Letters: Rainbows and Lollipops

Dear Precious Momma,I remember....more

Minnesota Public Radio's Poll on the Societal Impact of Children

I had the pleasure to be on Minnesota Public Radio recently along with Bryan Caplan, the author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids....more