Motherhood

My One-Off Baby

Getting pregnant was a surprise for me. Not to say that the method was a surprise – but the time frame certainly was. I…

Finding My Way Back from PPD

I’m sharing my story after learning about the heartbreaking tragedy of Florence Leung and realizing the truth is, we have to talk about these things. I…

When You Skip The Third Trimester

I was not a cheerfully glowing pregnant lady.  Don’t get me wrong, by the second trimester I looked fanfuckingtastic, like I was sneaking a well-inflated basketball…

Missing Breastfeeding Words

The first few weeks postpartum were, shall we say… leaky. My eyes, my boobs, everything. To complicate matters I found myself struggling to describe to…

I Am So Over the Babymoon

Of course, a baby moon isn’t logistically or financially possible of everyone. But for those of you who are considering it, please heed Ali’s…

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Life with Three Kids

I have three boys under the age of 5. I’m outnumbered and usually overwhelmed. Life with three kids means… …I’m tired I haven’t had…

The Other F Word

I don’t know how it is where you are, but around here “breast is best” is tattooed on our bosoms. And it’s true that…

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5 Little Words

My pregnancy was far from picture perfect. I’ve written before about the struggle to conceive and touched briefly on the laundry list of pregnancy-related…

Mom-In-Training

  “My name is Melissa and I just had a baby.” The first step in any recovery is admission, right? They say that becoming…

Motherhood is a Verb

  If I’ve learned anything about motherhood so far, it’s this: Motherhood is like a clay sculpture. The big moments and milestones may define…

What Love Looks Like

  Just over two and a half years ago, I went from being the well-rested female half of a fun, independent partnership (marriage) to…

Best Advice for New Parents

My great-grandmother always said “babies need air” – meaning that they should go outside every day. I’m not sure if there is any science…

My Postpartum Body

My sweet little second-born is 4 months old, and you guys sometimes I just feel like a whale. This baby weight is wearing out…

Car Seat LATCH Rules

A few of you had emailed me asking about the new 2014 LATCH rules that further complicated the confusing waters of car seat installation….

Pregnant Pause

  I have never given having children much consideration. Maybe it’s because I was an only child of a single mom and I watched…

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Mom vs. Swimsuit

  Swimsuit season. Two words that definitely make me cringe when paired together. I remember as a kid and even a teenager, just throwing…

Batmom Undercover

I’m not sure if I’m disturbed or comforted that there are people in the world that are just as passively aggressive as I am. Sure, you could just face the problem head on but how dull is that? 

-Amy

“Just One”

  I disliked being pregnant. I originally wrote “hated” but there were some pluses to consider, so “disliked” seems more appropriate. I mean, I…

Baby Percentiles

Baby Percentiles and Growth

Percentiles are a clinical measure your pediatrician uses to plot your child’s overall physical growth on a chart of the general population. So after…

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How to Give a Newborn a Bath

I used to get really anxious about bathing my baby because infants are squirmy greased water balloons when they are wet. I mean here you’re trying…

Best Gifts for a New Mom

It’s really hard to find a nice gift for a new mother sometimes. Do you get something practical? Sentimental? Is it someone you want…

Monkey Baby

I was watching a documentary about monkeys a while ago. It followed a troop of monkeys where the dominant female would try to steal the…

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Cool Birth Announcements

I’m very impressed when people get it together and send out baby announcements. I didn’t do it. Although, after seeing these great birth announcements…

Being a Good Father

Being a good dad is no small task. Whether you’re going to be a father or if you’re one already, you’re pretty instrumental in…

Placenta Encapsulation

Okay, here’s the sitch. Placentophagy is when a mammal consumes the placenta from its offspring. Most animals do it with a few exceptions like…

Mother’s Day Coupons

Okay, you fellas out there, I wanted to come up with some inexpensive, yet effective Mother’s Day Coupons to give your ladies. I tried…