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LIFE AFTER KIDS
Date Night After Kids
Melissa is a homeschooling, ballerina mommy of four and lives ...
Date Ideas: Go play mini golf. Take a walk on the beach or go for a hike or walk in the park (depending on what's available
Making Life Easier After Children (Or What I Wished I'd Put On The Baby Registry)
Formerly a reporter Sarah is a mom, who writes in her spare ti...
Yes, most of these cost money, but the money is honestly money well spent.
Dare to Get Your Life Back, Momma!
Blog Consultant and Writer for hire. Wife & mum to two energe...
Silence. It seems like ages since your house was this quiet. For the past couple of months, which seem like a gazillion years, it has been a mad house. Literally.
Mom Gets Beautifully Honest About What Marriage Is Like After Kids
"Life is all about the change."
How I Was The Perfect Parent... Until I Had Kids
Mother, Wife, Blogger, and Creator of The Chronicles of Mother...
The best philosophy for parenting is to simply learn how to roll with the punches. I mean, you could buy the thousands of
Why Being More Than a Mom Is Important
Writer & Blogger
I am a stay-at-home mom so my days generally encompasses taking care of everyone else. Being a mom and taking care of my family is my absolute number one priority over anything. My children and Mr will always come first, no questions asked. BUT, I am more than that.
What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married
Writer. Mom. Californian.
On your wedding day as you stand there making vows and commitments in front of family and friends, through no fault of your own, you really have no idea what marriage looks like, how it will feel, the ups and downs you will endure together, and how it will change as the years tick by.
That Won't Be Us
Freelance copywriter and author of the novel COPYGIRL, hailed ...
We'll never miss Father's Day or Mother's Day or a birthday because we committed to a sporting event or other activity instead. Yet here we are.
If Jon Stewart Interviewed a Stay-at-Home Mom
JON: I love introducing my kids to new things, exposing them to the world. Spending time with them, which you know I haven't
This Is Me Trying to Take on Motherhood
Entrepreneur, speaker and marketer
Before I was a mother, I was teaching English in Taipei, driving through Slovenia, taking sake bombs in Japan, sipping absinthe in Paris, dancing on bars in Austin and in bomb shelters in Jerusalem. I even swam with fish in Croatia. Sitting still has never been my thing.
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Why Does My Vulva Look Like It Is Falling Apart?
Feminist, body positive, wife, mom of five, Editor In Chief at...
You pushed a human out of your body. It's not likely to look the same. And guess what? Mine doesn't either. Or my Ferrari neighbor's. Or your best friend's. Or your sister's. All the vulvas look different after babies and also they look different from each other. That not just OK, it's normal.
The Summer Pep Talk Parents Need
Have you ever tried putting sunscreen on a toddler? Imagine greasing a back-talking cake pan who has been given the gift of
while also holding his younger sister, a slippery watermelon with "boundary issues." Does that sound fun?
Can I Get Some Space, Please?
Mother of three, wife, writer, photographer and blogger since ...
n motherhood, our space is constantly compromised. It happens from the beginning, when we have babies nursing and sleeping on our chests. Then, soon after, we have toddlers climbing into our beds in the middle of the night, drinking out of our cups
10 Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me
Writer/Television Reporter/Owner misMEDIA
am most certainly a different person than I was before I embarked on our infertility journey over 13 years ago.
Flying With My Toddler
Stay at home mother, army wife and beer snob.
The passenger sitting in front me decides even though he isn't sleeping, he is going to take whatever legal space he can get in economy. My injured child wails from the pain of the seat pushed on her head while my bladder lets loose from the pressure of her cranium in my pelvis.
5 Ways to Reclaim Your Sex Life After Baby
Beth Cone Kramer
Freelance Writer, Co-Founder of Divorce.ly, & Co-Author of "Th...
"Meet at a hotel bar for a few drinks. Connect without distraction and verbalize what you loved about each other in the beginning. Reclaim the glue that held you together at some point in time."
9 Signs Your Home Is Not Your Own
New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Vagabondi...
It doesn't matter who pays the mortgage, if you have small children, you are continually reminded that the space you inhabit is no longer yours. Here's clear evidence that despite your parental role, you likely have limited control of your home.
'Thank You For Making Me a Mother'
Wife, mom, writer, runner, sleep enthusiast, blogger at Outsma...
The dress meant nothing. The flowers meant nothing. The place meant nothing. Marriage is not built on these things. Marriage is built on all the things that come after the wedding. It is built on the ups and the downs. It is built on the past and the present. It is built on the good and the bad.
Why I'm Celebrating My Husband on Mother's Day
Mom of two, writer, instructor at Mercyhurst University
In the few short years that I have been a mother, I've realized that my husband's role as my partner and my children's father has greatly shaped the mom that I am.
Before My Name Was Mom
Blogger, "Crazy Mama Drama" thecrazymamadrama.com
Before my name was Mom, I never had to think twice about whether or not there might be poo somewhere on my clothing.
Mostly Just a Mom
Eileen Flood O'Connor
As a school reunion approaches, a mom considers the request: "Please let us know what you've been up to -- any exciting promotions, travel, news or announcements -- for our class notes!"
5 Reasons Friendships Fall Apart After Having Kids
Shari Wargo Stamps
Bay Area content creator (and mommy) — publishes Savvy Every D...
If you're kid is 2 and your friend's is 6 months, be careful how much kind and helpful advice you give, thinking you're just one mom sharing with another. This one can backfire and make you look like a know-it-all.
What's It Like?
Mary Katherine Backstrom
Freelance Writer, Mother
I had wondered that same question not so long ago. When my belly and heart were stretched to the brink with life and potential.
Embracing The Demise of My Fashion Sense
Blogger, "Crazy Mama Drama" thecrazymamadrama.com
There was a time when my designer jeans weren't shoved to the darkest corners of my closet. There was a time when my fancy 4" heels would click-clack across the floor of the hottest bars rather than serve as accessory for a 3-½ year old's Dress Up Princess Tea Party.
I'm Married To A Man. Does That Mean I'm Not Bisexual Anymore?
While society is quick to label us in nearly every way, the way we label ourselves is much more telling.
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