Motherhood

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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…