“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

10 Things Breastfeeding Can Get You Out Of Doing

Happy National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! Surely, you’re already aware of the health benefits, so I’m here to share one of the lesser known perks of breastfeeding: it can totally get out of stuff. Things you really don’t feeling like doing ....more

14 Things My Kid Does When I Ask Her To Clean Up

Now that my older daughter’s four, she’s big enough to do chores and take responsibility for her own messes—or so I thought. Let’s just say my attempts to get her to clean up after herself have not been so successful. Even when I sing that catchy little song, “Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere/Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share”—I’m the only one doing my share ....more

6 Embarrassing Questions Your Preschooler Will Absolutely Ask You

You gotta love preschoolers. They’re curious, chatty and totally unfiltered, especially when it comes to asking probing questions about you and your body. Sometimes their queries are so embarrassing you’ll wish you could return to the infant days when you did all the talking ....more

10 Shocking Things That Happen To Your Body After Birth

It’s hardly fair. After nine months of pregnancy aches and pains, I assumed I’d feel so much better once the baby was born. But though my nausea and heartburn quickly faded, my hormones went haywire, my hair fell out and I needed maxi pads in size jumbo elephant ....more

16 Things Babies Do To Mess With Their Moms

Babies are such amazing little creatures. They’re born with the instinctive ability to root, to suck and to throw their limbs forward when startled. They’re also born understanding how to royally screw with their parents ....more