Parenting

4 Ways to Better Understand Your Postpartum Body

By Jessica Gordon Other mothers tell you that your body changes after having a baby,…

Why Kids and Adults Both Need Bedtime Routines

If you have ever noticed that some people seem to have no trouble falling asleep…

How New Parents Should Prepare for their Financial Future

By Sara Bailey Welcoming a new child is exhausting, joyous, and nerve-wracking, and all at…

How to Prepare Physically (& Emotionally) for Motherhood

By Frankie Wallace Maybe you’ve been dreaming of this moment your entire life. Or maybe…

What Should You Actually Eat While Pregnant?

Figuring out what to eat (and what not to eat) when pregnant can seem impossible.

5 Parenting Situations More Painful Than Childbirth

I have experienced two kids worth of labor. One was nearly 30 hours of pitocin-induced…

Raising My White Son Better

As any parent (or human being, really) I’ve been chewing on the issue of mass…

What I’ve Learned in (Almost) One Year of Motherhood

It seems like just yesterday I was counting down the days to my due date,…

The Secrets of Motherhood

I walked through my first pregnancy with a fair amount of anxiety. I was worried…

Why You Don’t Need to Feel Sorry for My Christmas-Born

My daughter was born early. When I first found out I was pregnant, I calculated…

When Opposites Attract, and Then Actually Stay Together

My childhood home sat at the top of a large hill. The paved driveway was…

It Doesn’t Take Dating To Find Happiness

All too often single women are portrayed as sad and lonely – singleness has become…

Having A C-Section Made Me Realize How The World Sees Women’s Bodies

It was hour 29 of an unmedicated labor. I was exhausted, but the nurses kept…

My Pregnancy Does Not Make Me Public Property

At 39 weeks pregnant, I am tired of my stomach being an invitation for every…

The Down and Dirty of Pregnancy Education

Pregnancy has been romanticized and villainized by pop culture for decades and, let’s face it,…

Why FMLA Doesn’t Cut It For Parents Or Businesses

“Wow, you’re lucky!” I heard those stupid words coming out of my mouth as an…

Dear Friends Not Making Babies – No We Don’t Have It All Together

Suddenly I find myself at the edge of parenthood and cannot fathom how I got…

Getting Pregnant Changed My Mind On Women’s Reproductive Rights

I was lying on the couch, completely nauseated, worrying about whether or not I could…

8 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About My Chemical Pregnancy

A blue plus sign. Could it be?! How could I possibly be so blessed? I…

An Undiagnosed Autoimmune Disease Caused My Miscarriage

I was overjoyed to get pregnant on my very first try in September 2012. I…