Stories

Clean Nest, New Chick

As soon as I told my 86-year-old grandmother I was pregnant, she said: “If you suddenly find yourself cleaning the house like a mad…

Why I Don’t Want My Body Back

So many news outlets and websites make a point of exemplifying the mom who “got her body back” right after giving birth. That’s why I love this guest post from Christine – she’s not buying into the madness.

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

One thing that really surprised me about motherhood is that no matter how good a job you’re doing, you regularly wonder if you’re kicking ass or just screwing it all up. I love this guest post from Kylie because she suggests such a simple way to give a new (or seasoned) mom a boost!

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It’s a What???

Of course, the thing we all want the most is to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. But sometimes when you find out the sex of your baby you’re hit with feelings that you didn’t expect. I find Samm’s honesty in the post so damn refreshing.

So, Do You Have Kids?

I don’t know about you, but I am a way better worker now that I’m a mom. Moms are multi-tasking ninja! This guest post by Jessica tackles all those unfair assumptions bosses and employers make about working moms and explains why they’re total bullshit.

On Not Holding Back Joy

When I read this guest post I felt parts of my insides ache and the tears dribbled down my face. The author so perfectly describes the grief surrounding pregnancy loss and the subsequent struggle of imagining a new pregnancy. The author wishes to remain anonymous and I know we all hope she is finding joy again.

Pregnant Pause

This funny, sweet, sad guest post was sent to us by Jennifer, who perfectly describes the thrilling excitement of thinking/hoping/believing you’re going to see a positive pregnancy sign on that pee stick.

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Mom vs. Swimsuit

Before we all bid a fond farewell to summer, I just had to share this hilarious guest post from Jessa. Every mom I know has had that critical post-baby showdown with a swimsuit and Jessa nails the inner monologue and wisely point out that your baby does not care how you look. Damn straight! 

A Tale of Two Boobs

Nikita Stanley sent us this post and we thought it perfectly described how women regard their breasts differently pre-pregnancy vs. postpartum. Even the most overlooked boobs can turn out to be pretty spectacular!

Motherhood: Oh, The Irony!

Have you ever noticed how life with small children is essentially one contradiction after the next? Louisa sent me this post and it perfectly sums up the the blaring inconsistencies of parenting infants and toddlers. I’m glad I’m not the only one who reacts to this stuff as a parent with a big “WTF?” 

– Amy