The job of being a stay-at-home mom is complex. It is full of tasks, utterly exhausting, and full of beautiful moments. There are many things you do in a day, but little places for accolades. If you are like I was, you ask yourself how to be a successful stay-at-home mom. The short answer: Stay [...]
Being the default parent means that care and decisions default to you. Some may use the term "primary parent." When discussing this, we are referring to the mental, physical, emotional, and logistical care that goes into parenthood and how that may or may not be split between parents in a partnership. If you are feeling like you are the "default parent" you might say or feel things like:
Workin' Moms Season 5 Can Not Come Fast Enough As a brand new mom, I remember being disappointed. The tabloids are absurd. Some of the blogs are fluffy and dumb. And the TV shows I saw growing up were NOT accurate depictions of motherhood. Just as I was considering ditching the screen forever, Workin’ Moms [...]
If you are a mom who has given birth vaginally, you know that the perineum can burn like hell after birth. Regardless of whether or not you tear during birth, there is trauma to the muscles and tissue involved in birthing your baby. As you look for postpartum recovery methods, make sure to prepare yourself [...]
There are many things people tell you about when you are pregnant and postpartum. People prepare you for birthing options. They share their opinions on what to do and wear when pregnant, and they are quick to tell you their favorite baby products. One topic that impacts many moms, but yet often goes unspoken, is [...]
When you bring up the term “mom guilt” women will open up about their story: Working mom guilt, stay at home mom guilt, single mom guilt, daycare guilt, household guilt. There are so many things we can feel guilty about as new moms.
Today we’re talking more about this guilt, where it comes from and how we can work to overcome mom guilt so that we can be more present and confident in motherhood.
There are so many transitions that come after baby and we're talking specifically about 5 things I wish I would have done in the third trimester as I was preparing for baby. Want to learn more about when the Third Trimester Starts? Read my recent piece on Zulily. Tip 1: Created Stations The first thing [...]
It took me a long time to learn why I was having these intense feelings before and during let downs when I was exclusively pumping. For me, it was like a jolt through my body and a pang of anxiety. Sometimes it brought tears to my eyes or made me nauseous. While I was exclusively pumping for my daughter, I didn’t have D-MER all the time, but experienced it at least once a day.