Honest Questions About Becoming a Mom

Just the other day I had an interesting conversation with my mom. I was asking her all kinds of questions about having kids and, bless her heart, she answered all of them patiently. However, I'm still curious and would love to know your answers....more
@nikonMom I love your thoughtful comment. Brilliantly and heart-warmingly put. more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your June Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily June NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
http://www.eatplaywrite.com/2013/05/olive-oil-can-save-your-life.htmlI'm glad to have entered my ... more

Do You "Fat Talk" With Your Friends?

You've heard it. I bet you've done it. "Oh my God, I look so fat in these jeans."...more
When my mother pointed out how fat my 13 year old butt fit into a pair of pants is when I ... more

Why Are You Sorry that I Have Three Boys?

As I walked into the bathroom of one of my boys’ favorite restaurants with Baby B tucked away in his baby sling, I received a quick glance and then heard, “Where did you get your sling? I love it!” We proceeded to talk and I, in conversation, mentioned Baby B’s two older brothers. She looked at me and gasped, “You have 3 boys… I’m so sorry!” ...more
I only have one child, a daughter, so I can't weigh in too much, other than how I'd be ... more

Quit Complaining, Soccer Moms! You Don't Know How Good You Have It!

Hey Soccer Moms, listen up! Are you listening? Hey, all you NT soccer moms out there, we (the special needs parents) are jealous! Yes, you read that right. We are jealous, annoyed, maybe even a bit pissed off! Why you ask? Well, have a seat, let me explain! We are jealous because while you have to juggle your kids to different sporting events or juggle birthday parties, play dates, coffee dates, maybe even mani/pedi salon days, or dare I say it, DATE NIGHT with your significant others, we don't get to do this....more
@CourtneyBarnum But I DO want to emphasize that I feel for you, deeply. I cannot imagine ... more

Quit Complaining, Soccer Moms! You Don't Know How Good You Have It!

Hey Soccer Moms, listen up! Are you listening? Hey, all you NT soccer moms out there, we (the special needs parents) are jealous! Yes, you read that right. We are jealous, annoyed, maybe even a bit pissed off! Why you ask? Well, have a seat, let me explain! We are jealous because while you have to juggle your kids to different sporting events or juggle birthday parties, play dates, coffee dates, maybe even mani/pedi salon days, or dare I say it, DATE NIGHT with your significant others, we don't get to do this....more
@CourtneyBarnum I know you're getting a lot of flack, but even though it's a vent, it doesn't ... more

Quit Complaining, Soccer Moms! You Don't Know How Good You Have It!

Hey Soccer Moms, listen up! Are you listening? Hey, all you NT soccer moms out there, we (the special needs parents) are jealous! Yes, you read that right. We are jealous, annoyed, maybe even a bit pissed off! Why you ask? Well, have a seat, let me explain! We are jealous because while you have to juggle your kids to different sporting events or juggle birthday parties, play dates, coffee dates, maybe even mani/pedi salon days, or dare I say it, DATE NIGHT with your significant others, we don't get to do this....more
I wish I could really love this post - and I completely get it, as much as someone with a child ... more

7 Kinds of Moms: Which Are You?

We all know that moms know best, because they tell us that they do and no one argues with a mom. I have found during this pregnancy that there are different types of moms offering different types of advice. While I know they all mean well, some are more helpful than others. Here are the top moms that I have met. ...more
The Topper Mom! "My girl learned how to crawl today!" ... "Oh that's nice. My girl was already ... more

Use a Doula for a Better Birth Experience

When I prepared for my first son’s birth, I did what everyone else did – took childbirth classes with my husband under the impression that he would be my support. I also asked my best friend to come to hold my hand. A wise mother of six told me to think twice about my plan. “Rachel, you need someone there who is experienced with birth.” I told her it’d be fine. Famous last words! Let’s just say the birth didn’t go well at all. ...more
It's fantastic a doula helped you, but I disagree with the absolute statement. Doulas aren't for ... more

Beautiful Catastrophe: The Death and Rebirth of Becoming a Mother

So I was hanging out the other day with a friend who has a newborn. A freaking gorgeous newborn boy, to be exact. He is her first baby. She has recently become a mother. You know, when we hear those words we hear them like it’s no big deal -- “become a mother,” like you might “become a doctor” or “become a pet owner.” As if it’s just this thing that happens, without anything else happening -- it’s just this exciting addition to one’s life. You add this new thing and go about your business. Like a new-home owner, or a resident of a new town....more
@The Learning Mama This is interesting to me, because I don't understand how anyone can view ... more