I loved breastfeeding. And no one was more surprised about that little fact than me. I mean, it was always something I knew I’d wanted to try, but it was also something that always seemed a little intimidating and daunting to me. I wasn’t sure if I could do it or, to be perfectly honest, […]
How '80s Movies Prepared Me for Parenthood
I love a good ’80s movie. And quite honestly, I don’t fully trust a person who doesn’t. But who knew that my favorite guilty pleasure would actually help me to become a good mom? I know that I’m pretty great at rationalizing things, but hear me out! These 13 classics from […]
Why Is Bedtime So Ridiculously Frustrating?
My husband is suddenly The Toddler Whisperer. As in, he’s gotten our 2-year-old to bed in seven minutes or less every night for the past two weeks. I don’t know if I want to throw him a parade or throw something heavy at his head. Because I’m not having any luck with bedtime […]
One Big Thing You’re Forgetting About Potty Training
All you can think when you envision a potty-trained child is: No more pee-soaked and poopy diapers! Hooray! But there’s something you’re not thinking about, even after you start potty training—one big thing blocking your road to diaper-free bliss. And I’m not talking about the inevitable accidents or backsliding. I’m talking about public bathrooms. […]
When You’re Sick, Are You the Worst Mom…Or the Best?
Moms aren’t allowed to get sick. All moms joke about this, especially in the middle of cold and flu season, when we’re running ourselves ragged and wiping multiple runny noses, but it really is true. I mean, who the heck has the time for that? Certainly, not me. Though here I am, tea and […]
Mommy’s Having Some Serious Separation Anxiety
Mama’s had a rough two weeks. First, there was the haircut. My 2-year-old had needed a haircut for months…but it would be his first haircut. As in, that precious baby hair that took forever to grow in. It was wispy and overgrown and so much a part of him and his babyness that I […]
In Defense of Moms of All Ages
Is there a perfect age to become a mom? I think so. Now before you start frantically scanning the rest of this post for a number, there isn’t one there. Deciding when to have a kid is such an individual, personal choice, I’m amazed that it keeps coming up as a topic of discussion. […]
A Few Choice Words for Judgey Parents
To the parents at the museum who witnessed my child’s second-only public meltdown in his 22 months of existence: Wipe those horrified, judgey expressions off your faces before I smack them off. You know you’ve been there—probably more than I have—so don’t even pretend like you haven’t. That’s the nice version of what I […]
Am I Ready for Mommyhood: The Sequel?
Oh, crap. I think that my body’s back in “I want a baby” mode. And it’s literally my body, not my brain, which is definitely not onboard with this idea yet. I was sitting in my acting class a few months ago with a woman I know who was six months pregnant, and I could […]
Welcome to the Momsanity!
Hello, everyone! So…this is my inaugural post for Momsanity, which of course is putting all sorts of weird pressure on it. Maybe the best thing to do would be to tell you about how this project was conceived. Nope, not in the bathroom of a dive bar after a few too many Mai Tais. […]
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