Sara’s Birth Story

The next morning.

A bagel with cream cheese… No, wait, Chinese…hmmm, sweet and sour and an egg roll… I was supposed to be focusing on the task at hand, more commonly referred to as “labor,” but people, all I could think about was food.  Seven or eight hours into my first-ever induction, I was feeling pretty downright miserable. Having […]

I’m 28 With Four Kids–So What?


Over on Babble this week, I shared my thoughts on being a young mom of four kids–and how for me, young motherhood has not meant my life has been a failure, or even more of a struggle.  Maybe I’m the exception, but I doubt it. The true “success” of motherhood–at any age–means believing in yourself, […]

How To Prepare For An Induction


If you have an induction coming up, you may be more than a little nervous — I know that I was. Even after giving birth three times, I knew that an induced labor and delivery would be nothing like going into labor on my own. Which is why I tried to prepare ahead of time. […]

The NuuNest App–Now 50% Off!

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Today, after my husband came home, I spent a ridiculous amount of time bragging to him how proud I was of myself for getting all four kiddos out of the house and to the park today. Yes, we spent more time in the bathroom than playing and yes, I only succeeded in wearing myself out […]

Dear Daughter, You Are Not “Shy”


Oh, she’s your shy one.  When she’s going to come out her shell? Do you think she’s ready for preschool? The comments come, one by one, seemingly innocent, but stinging like tiny barbs as I hold my four-year-old closer to me, wrapping my arm around her like a shield against the world. I hate these […]

11 Things I DON’T Do As A Mom

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It would appear that we are all secretly curious as to how other mothers seem to pull it all off — the cooking, the cleaning, the husband-keeping, the children-rearing, the exercising, the styling–shall I go on? Because I’m already exhausted just thinking about it.  I came out in the open with my mothering transgressions over […]

Your Lines: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

Photo by Danielle Wilkinson Photography

A powerful and brave story by Katie of Loyal, Loving, and Learning. At first glance, having to be hospitalized for Postpartum Depression, at barely twenty-four years-old, seemed like a death sentence, but in actuality, it was the beginning of a new life for me. Having to be admitted to an inpatient psychiatric hospital was one […]

My Maternity Photo Shoot


Granted, I realize that my baby has already arrived (birth story coming soon!), I’m still reeling from how fast everything seemed to happen. Honestly, I should still be pregnant, you guys! As I’m playing catch-up–something I’m guessing I will be doing for the next 18 years–I just had to share my maternity pictures, taken of […]

Save $11 On Huggies Diapers And Wipes At Costco!

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Official disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Hope that’s ok, because, I swear there’s good things in it for you too…  You know I’ve been all about the Huggies diapers and wipes combo at […]

Your Lines: Melissa Cohen


Melissa is one of my favorite bloggers. Although we’ve never met “IRL,” I feel like we’ve somehow known each other forever. Plus, I feel a special pride in watching Melissa’s writing career grow and blossom, because she was a student in my first online freelance writing class. (*puffs chest with pride*) Be sure to stop […]