I hesitated to share these thoughts because I don’t want to be seen as negative, witchy, or ungrateful. But after thinking about it for a while, I’ve decided to impart this little piece of advice in support of all...
Part I: Twins I have a set of 7 year old twin boys. And these past 7 yeas have been a roller coaster ride. Whenever someone approaches us in public, they say, “Awwww, they’re so handsome. I wish I had...
To be honest, looking back, it hurts to admit how long it took me to own the fact that I had postpartum depression. And that this had come to affect not only me, but those around me. It took...
I became a mom, and then it happened. I abandoned pretty much all of my dreams, and I'm okay with that. I no longer need a successful screenwriting career; I just want my children to sleep through the night,...
Picture this: It’s a beautiful sunny day in March. You just bought your first home and are pregnant with your first baby. You’re ecstatic to get the ball moving on buying all the cutest accent pieces and minimalist baby...
I know my two daughters better than anyone...even themselves. I know that my oldest is a typical first-born who likes to make the rules and gets upset when things don't go precisely her way. I know that my youngest is more...
When I was a little girl, I used to hunker down next to the wooden side-table in our living room and rifle through its contents for hours. The hollow table had a heavy door that would spring open occasionally,...
As a new mom, you hear a lot of cliches. As a mom of twins, I got a lot of, "Bless your hearts," and the understated, but equally unhelpful, "Wow, your hands sure are full!" every time I left...
We are choosing to have our children 17 months apart. Some people might think we are crazy. Some days (particularly when my back hurts from being pregnant and lugging a 28-pound toddler up and down the stairs many times...
We all have had those moments—and I think they are different from person to person—where we finally “feel” like a mom. For some people, it’s the first time they bring their beautiful baby home. For some, it’s the oh-so-snuggly...

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