How to be the greatest parent in the world

This is a piece of advice I take solace in. When I was a new mother and scared I would be a bad mom or ruin my children's lives because of my own upbringing or flaws, I told myself I just needed to do one thing to be a success. To be a successful parent all … Continue reading How to be the greatest parent in the world

Social isolation and the working mom

When I became a mother, nearly everyone I met had left their job and became a stay-at-home-mom. Because I was still working, even if from home, I was unable to attend play groups, most library tot-times, LeLeche League meetings, and other events that help moms connect with other moms. When it comes to being a … Continue reading Social isolation and the working mom

The real cost of being a working mom

I have written several posts about the issues women are faced with when they decide to start a family. You can read my favorite posts about these issues here and here. For me it came down to time and money. For me to work full-time in an office (outside of the home), it means I … Continue reading The real cost of being a working mom

The ONE thing all career/working moms have in common

What is the ONE thing all working mom's have in common? Okay, let me be more specific. What is the one thing all mothers who work outside of the home and pay someone else to watch their child/children all have in common? I will give you a hint. It starts with "G" and ends with … Continue reading The ONE thing all career/working moms have in common

3 Life Lessons from Pete the Cat

Pete the cat is new phenomenon in my parenting world. I had glanced at a few books in the library but wasn't interested until I heard "I Love my White Shoes" read at a toddler story time. I saw those kids LIGHT UP, sing along, and interact with the story. It was a toddler version … Continue reading 3 Life Lessons from Pete the Cat

Must see documentaries about babies, childbirth & breastfeeding

Before I actually gave birth, I was not all that interested in childbirth or "baby things". Yeah, I read the Dr. Sears books and Ina May Gaskins'  Guide to Childbirth, but the process of birth was totally foreign to me. Once I had my own experience to consider, I had a hunger to learn about … Continue reading Must see documentaries about babies, childbirth & breastfeeding

From hell to heaven: How to I survived postpartum sleep deprivation

Any new mom knows the hell of sleep deprivation. Those first postpartum weeks can make us feel like a hot mess, and we may literally be hot and messy with all those hormones running wild, full on nursing sweats, lack of showers and dark circles invading our once vibrant, glowing faces. Ah yes! To have … Continue reading From hell to heaven: How to I survived postpartum sleep deprivation