Night Weaning My Toddler: How I Night Weaned in 3 Days

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Hi all. This is a post about night weaning my toddler. I’m sharing this personal story in the hopes that it might help another exhausted or otherwise ready-to-night-wean-mama, because when I was preparing to night wean my son, I found it really helpful to read other mamas’ stories and tips. If you’re a mama contemplating night weaning your toddler, I … Read More

Babywearing and Bedsharing: Why I Babywear and Bedshare

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Babywearing and Bedsharing

My friend Natalie, who previously shared her experience of being a mother and a teacher, introduced me to her friend Emily di Febo, a mother of two kids, a teacher of almost 100 high schoolers, and a self-described imperfect parent, who thought she was already the “perfect mother” — until she actually had her first baby, and discovered that parenting … Read More

The Hardest Thing About Weaning

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The Hardest Thing About Weaning

Mamas, if you nursed your babies, did you have a hard time with weaning? (And if yes, what was the hardest thing about weaning for you?) Why weaning is hard Of course, weaning can be hard on your child emotionally (and certainly physically if you’re weaning before they’re developmentally ready), but weaning can also be hard for moms. Many moms … Read More

Be Kind to Yourself

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Be Kind To Yourself

I had a conversation a few weeks ago that made me remember how important it is to be kind to yourself. My friend Alexandra had her second baby about a month and a half ago. Four days later, she shared with me the jumble of emotions she was feeling: She was struggling with feeling like she wasn’t meeting her older … Read More

Being a Teacher and Mom

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Are you a teacher and mom? Finding balance between being a teacher and mom can be difficult. My friend and colleague (and unofficial mentor/life-coach throughout my doctoral program), Dr. Natalie Duvall is a teacher and mom, co-owner of a tutoring business, and about a million other things (including a confectioner!). I asked her to share some thoughts with me about … Read More

Mom Guilt

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Mother and Daughter - Do you ever feel Mom Guilt?

If you’re a Mama, have you ever experienced “Mom Guilt?” Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker, for PsychCentral, says guilt is a “thinking emotion,” and that if you’re experiencing guilt over something you’re actually doing wrong, the feeling serves to alert you to it, and motivate you to become more intentional about your choices, thereby improving your parenting. That’s a useful kind of guilt. That’s … Read More

Being a Stay at Home Mom Comes with Challenges

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There’s no denying that being a stay at home mom comes with challenges. Today, my amazing sister-in-law, Kelli Hrivnak (of Auptimist) shares part of her story of becoming a stay at home mom. When her twins Myla and Damian were born, Kelli went back to work (and was mostly telecommuting), but unexpectedly ended up becoming a full-time stay at home mom … Read More

Becoming a Stay at Home Mom is Life-Changing

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Becoming a stay at home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.

Are you a stay at home mom? Getting to stay home with your babies is amazing. But, as my dear friend Cherie Descorbeth shared with me, “becoming a stay-at-home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.” I asked Cherie (who just transitioned from being a working mom for almost three years, to becoming a … Read More

Being a New Parent is Insane: The Story of the Wrong Sofa

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Being a new parent is insane. But we love our Sven, so it's all good.

Being a new parent is insane. This is magnified x20 when you’re also simultaneously studying for comps and finishing your doctorate. Being a new parent is insane because it blinds you to things that should be really obvious, like having furniture in your house that you definitely didn’t buy. This is the story of how I bought a sofa. Then got … Read More

What Do You Miss About Life Before Kids?

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What do you miss about life before kids - World of Warcraft

What do you miss about life before kids? Being a parent is absolutely wonderful, and I constantly count my blessings (seriously, I love, love, love being a mom, and I wouldn’t have it any other way). Let’s be real though: life after kids is different. There must be a part of every parent that misses certain things about life before becoming … Read More