7 Reasons I Hate Wearing a Bra

Loyal Readers: I wrote the following post for mom.me....more

My Daughter’s First Nutcracker Ballet (aka Just How Long Can a Preschooler Sit Still?)

Since my nearly 4-year-old daughter is taking ballet and wears mainly tutus these days, I couldn’t resist getting tickets to our local production of The Nutcracker. I’d like to tell you we dressed her up for the occasion, but this is pretty much a typical day around here. When I was growing up in Connecticut, my mom used to take me into Manhattan to see The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, and it was a big deal....more

9 New Years Resolutions This Mom’s Guaranteed to Break

It’s that time of year again, so let’s wipe the slate clean and set some personal goals for 2015, shall we? As a first-time mom, I’m always looking to up my game, and I know I have lots of room for improvement. Of course, with every well-intentioned resolution comes the realization of just how easily I’ll screw it up. 1 ....more

The Secret To Ending Tantrums

Does it ever feel like your toddler has multiple personalities, like, say, Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde? ...more

Who Comes First–Your Husband, or Your Kids?

The other day, I found my husband engrossed in an article called “My Husband is the Perfect Dad–And it Almost Killed Our Marriage.” Nervously, he asked me to read it and tell him what I thought. It’s a story about a mom who deeply resented her husband for prioritizing their three kids over her. Though he was a fabulously involved and helpful dad, he didn’t seem to have much energy left over to tend to their marital relationship ....more

I Used to be Fun–Now I’m Just Pregnant

I felt super guilty writing this....more

Who Calls The Cops Because Of A Toddler Meltdown?

One of the toughest parts of parenting little ones is the public meltdown. Nobody likes to contend with a screaming, flailing toddler, especially someplace highly visible, like the middle of Target. That’s when every mom faces a tough decision: Do you discipline your child, knowing prying eyes are watching, or do you appease your little monster with a candy bar until you can find some privacy? ...more

I Get Around

Some pregnant ladies nest by organizing the spice rack....more

The Miracle of Life is Gross (And There’s Something Wrong With My Taint)

Always love to have a post up on Scary Mommy....more

The 80′s Movies I Can’t Wait to Show My Daughter

The last time my 3-year-old was home sick from school, I ran out of kids’ movies to watch and wound up showing her a good chunk of “Dirty Dancing.” I knew it wasn’t age-appropriate for my preschooler, but the whole Penny-needs-an-abortion plot went right over head, and she was totally riveted by the dance numbers. Bonus: Mom didn’t have to sit through “Beauty and the Beast” again. I may have to wait a few more years (or a decade), but here are 10 other memorable ’80s movies that I’m excited to share with my daughter: 1 ....more