If breastfeeding is so natural, why doesn’t it come naturally? I think about this question daily. I am 5 weeks into breastfeeding my newborn son and most of my time is spent topless with a small fussy human attached to me. My tailbone hurts from sitting. My back hurts from being hunched over trying to […]
Author Archive | Kimberly Riley
Body Positivity. Body Confidence. Body Acceptance. Self-Love. Self-Care. Our conversations and our feeds are inundated daily with buzzwords and catch-phrases like these. Each one serves up a message of lofty inspiration to today’s woman. However, if you are anything like me, each one is also received with a twinge of guilt and confusion. They are good […]
Today’s parents of teenagers are faced with a challenge unique to our generation. We didn’t grow up with smartphones or tablets, and social media is not even two decades old. We are only now beginning to realize the longterm effects of this technology on our culture, personal mental health, productivity and families. In fact, many […]
A strange social phenomenon happens when a woman becomes pregnant. It may start when she announces her pregnancy, but it becomes ever more prevalent as the baby (and thus, the mama) grows. Suddenly, all the conventional rules of tact and sensitivity fly out the window, there is no such thing as a stranger, and everyone […]
But, the not so obvious benefit to 13 years between kiddos is the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. This, my friends, is the golden ticket. A crystal ball, if you will.
Well, the inevitable finally happened. I’m not talking about her first crush or even her first boyfriend. (I think that happened in 2nd grade!) I’m talking about unrequited love here, folks. We’ve all been there at various points in our life and we know it’s painful and awkward no matter which side you are on. […]