Kids want what they want, when they want it, wherever they feel like having it. They’re adorable little ids running wild, giving no real thought to anyone else in that moment. That description, with its distinct lack of empathy, makes them sound like tiny sociopaths, but when they’re very young, they’re not doing anything wrong […]
Why the Little Moments Are the Biggest Deal
I know that it’s important to be in the moment. I know that these years go by so damn fast. I know that it’s the little moments that can be the most special. Yes, I know all of this, but it can be so hard to remember—and even harder to remember to put into practice—when […]
Can a Coffee Cup Change Your Life? Yes!
If there’s one constant in every mom’s life, it’s this: Our coffee gets cold before we even have a chance to drink it. (Or in my case, tea, but same thing.) Why? Motherhood, of course. Before we’re able to take more than two sips of our wonderfully caffeinated, wonderfully warm, wonderfully delicious beverage, our kids […]
They’re Not Ready Until They’re Ready
It sounds like something you’d get in a fortune cookie, but it’s my lesson of the week: They’re not ready until they’re ready. I guess this could hold true for all of us at any time—like when we finally stopped dating jerks and opened ourselves to finding a good guy or when we truly commit […]
Toddlers: Why Being Naughty Isn’t Naughty at All
OK, let me clarify that: It totally is naughty in the moment and it can be so freaking hard and frustrating and potentially embarrassing…but it might not be happening for the reason you think. The thing is, kids are rarely naughty for the sake of being naughty. They’re learning. Sometimes they’re pushing boundaries to find out where […]
Parenting Is Terrifying
From the moment you have a baby on board, you realize that you will most likely be terrified for the rest of your life. You worry about whether your baby will develop properly when he’s inside as well as out. You worry that you’re accidentally going to do something that will screw him up for […]
The Question Every Mother Asks Herself
Am I a good enough mother? There it is. Six little words that we all ask ourselves nearly every day—sometimes multiple times a day while crying in the bathroom and stuffing our faces with the hidden candy bars. Even the most confident moms can feel broken by motherhood sometimes. I don’t know about you, but […]
The Magic That Happens When We’re Not Around
Motherhood can be magical when it’s not making us completely insane. We get to experience the sweetest moments that make us remember just how worthwhile it is: the world’s best snuggles, the gooey toddler kisses, that spark when our little one understands something new, those shared confidences in the dark before bedtime, the belief that […]
Reminder: Moms Are People, Too!
I am a mom. I am also a person, and I matter. I cannot believe that I have to write those words, but I do—and to myself. Yes, you read that right: I have to remind myself that I am an actual person who has her own needs and wants. And those needs and wants […]
Warning: Baby Fever in the House!
I am officially a crazy lady. To be more specific, I am officially a baby-crazy lady. Everyone said that this would happen, but I didn’t believe them. Maybe it’s that I’d been so overwhelmed by my own little ones that I didn’t have time to think about anything else. Or maybe it’s that I wasn’t […]
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