21 Things Every Mom Thinks When Her Kid is Home Sick

I never knew about getting sick until I had two kids. When I was young and unencumbered, if I felt a cold coming on, I’d make a point of ordering a screwdriver at the bar that night. You know, for the vitamin C ....more

7 Ways I’m a Different Mom With my Second Kid

Like fingerprints and snowflakes, no two kids turn out the same. Is it just their genes, or is it us? I didn’t plan on parenting differently the second time around, yet I feel like I’ve become such a different mom ....more

20 Signs You’re A Sleep-Deprived Mom

You know how when your gas tank’s almost empty, you’re supposed to turn off the A/C and the radio while you cruise to the nearest filling station so you don’t waste fuel? That’s a great analogy for how I feel as a mom to an infant. I’m technically awake, but most of my higher functions are powered down to conserve my strength, and I’m running on fumes ....more

7 Things Your Second Baby Will Do Sooner Than Your First

My first baby didn’t roll over until she was seven months old, making her the last one in Mommy & Me to hit that milestone. (And oh, how I worried… for nothing.) So I was surprised to find my second baby rolling in both directions at just three months. Looking back, I credit benign neglect ....more

“Good Night Moon” for College Students

This time of year, our Facebook feeds are all flooded with back to school posts. What’s strange for me is that I had my kids so late, I’m completely out of sync with many of my peers....more

All The Times I Said “No” to My 4-Year-Old Today

I used to be a “Yes” mom. Yes, you can jump off the swing....more

A New Mom’s Guide To Capturing Moments

The bad news: Lifetime Moms is shutting down....more

10 Things “Friends” Taught Us About Marriage

Congratulations to one of our favorite “Friends!” Rachel—I mean Jennifer Aniston—has tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Justin Theroux, and Monica—I mean Courteney Cox—stood up for her as Maid of Honor. If only Joey could have officiated. Despite the recent rash of celebrity divorce announcements, I have high hopes for Jennifer ....more

9 Reasons I’m Glad My Kids Are 4 Years Apart

This post ran on Lifetime Moms but never appeared on my blog. ...more