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It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

The first year with a new baby is HARD.  Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying “don’t worry, hun, after the first year, it gets easier.” But you know what?  I’m calling their bluff. Of course, my experience is […]

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Coffee Alternatives That Are Worth a Shot

I couldn’t imagine motherhood without coffee—nor do I want to! But I’ll grudgingly admit that there are times in one’s life when it’s worth exploring alternatives to the usual cup of joe. Take last month for example: I had a bad cold, and suddenly my usual morning coffee was strangely unappealing. Plain herbal tea wasn’t cutting it, […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Smartphone Apps

So, you got your kid a smartphone. Seemed like a good idea at the time. They’re useful, increase social standing, AND OPEN YOUR KID’S LIFE UP TO ALL KINDS OF DANGERS. I don’t mean to alarm parents who unwittingly gave their freshman, eighth grader, fifth grader, little lamb a cell phone. Technology on its own is a very useful tool, but […]

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Don’t Lose Yourself to Motherhood

If I had one piece of advice to new moms out there, it would be this. Don’t lose yourself to motherhood. I’ve only been a mom for seven years, but amongst that time I’m created three little human beings. I’m a proud mom who is raising kids to “have fun, be kind, and learn a […]

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