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My Tried and True Parenting Motto

I’m a big fan of mottos and quotes. For example, my personal happiness motto comes from one of my favorite writers, Kelly Corrigan, who often talks about her three-part formula for happiness: “Make yourself useful doing something hard with good people.”  When I think back to my happiest memories–the moments when I felt most fulfilled […]

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Bringing Home Baby {The Baby Stuff You Actually Need}

When I was pregnant with my son four years ago, I was over-prepared. Or so I thought. The nursery was painted and decorated long before his arrival, fancy baby clothes hung in his closet, the last remaining registry items had been purchased, and bouncers, play mats, and adorable handmade blankets littered our apartment. We were ready. […]

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11 Paradoxes of Motherhood

Ah, motherhood. It’s an immensely joyful, heart-warming experience that we mamas wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. But it can also sometimes be unimaginably crazymaking, turning even the most put-together, self-confident woman into a neurotic mess flying through her day on a wing and a prayer. And perhaps the most crazymaking quality of motherhood is the endless […]

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Maternity Leave Is Not A Vacation {What It Actually Did For Me}

In the six months that I’ve been pregnant with our second daughter, I’ve been asked approximately 500 times if I’ll be returning back to work after the baby is born. In the same six months, my husband has been asked this question exactly zero times. The assumption is that I’ll stay home (because hello: DAYCARE […]

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Nursing In Public and Why the Brelfie Matters

Last week on the Today Show, Kathie and Hoda discussed their disapproval of the brelfie (breastfeeding selfie) on their segment  “OK! Or Not OK”. Hoda explained that she preferred to keep those moments private and Kathie called sharing them “TMI.” Nursing moms everywhere were rightly outraged. When I had my son a few years ago, […]

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