Alright, mommas, brace yourselves. I’m about to admit to something that isn’t going to be a very popular truth: I don’t love my postpartum body. There… I said it. If you take a quick glance around the internet, you’ll find plenty of wonderful essays about self-love, accepting your body as it is, and the beauty […]
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Hi, my name is Mallory, and I’m a sugar addict who doesn’t particularly like to exercise. Now that we’ve got basic introductions out of the way, let me tell you my reason for being here: My husband and I welcomed a sweet baby girl on May 3, 2016. If you’re doing the math, that is […]
Let me tell you a secret. I’m about to be vulnerable and share a secret about myself that not many people know. As you read about this secret, so do some of my family members and friends that will be hearing this information for the first time. Why is it a secret? Because it deals […]
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I distinctly remember the moment it all began. My midwife had just completed her physical examination and she hit me with- “So have you attempted intercourse yet?”. I bust out laughing, noted the serious expression on her face, and realized she was not actually joking. It was my 6-week postpartum visit after the birth of […]
We all have been there. That lovely period right after your baby is born. The snuggles are the sweetest, the newborn clothes are darling, the hormones are raging, the entire life routine is thrown off, and the nights are sleepless. Postpartum. This postpartum period comes at the end of a long journey. We just went […]
When I was a junior in college, I studied abroad for a semester in Uganda. At the time, I was young, idealistic, and convinced that I was going to single-handedly save the world. Obviously, that hasn’t (yet) happened, but my time in East Africa was incredibly humbling. Perhaps the most humbling experience during my four […]
So your BFF has kids now. It’s fine. You knew the day was coming. There was a guy, and then less “girls night out”, then all of the sudden they were multiplying and now she’s asking you to pick up some baby wipes with the wine and to hold her baby so she can shower. […]
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2016 When I was pregnant with my first son, I was a fiend for breastfeeding stories. I sought out firsthand accounts through Mommy blogs, scrolled through chat rooms, and peppered the Mamas in my life with questions. I made sure to invest in some nipple cream and prepared myself […]
By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the women who would like to get maternity leave even though she doesn’t have children. She calls it Me-Ternity, because in her mind maternity leave is a glorified vacation postpartum women have to gain clarity on life and the pursuit of happiness. As with most moms of America this […]
My little boy just turned five months old this past week, and somewhere along the way my fragile and fresh newborn has turned into a chunky, smiley and happy baby. The first twelve weeks literally felt like I was a contestant on Survivor. How long could I go without eating, sleeping, showering and having my […]
With the addition of our third son just a few weeks ago, lazy parenting is in full effect in our household. I justify this because, well, I am sleep deprived and as the main nutrition source for my newborn I deserve a few weeks of lazy parenting. Of course, this is all done under the […]
Like many first-time mamas, I may have slightly underestimated the amount of work required for taking care of a newborn. I’m a woman who has always seemed to just make things work, no matter the situation. Some may refer to this type of outcome as luck, but I prefer to look at it instead as […]