Tag: mom

You’re Poisoning Your Fetus

You’re Poisoning Your Fetus
My main take-away from articles on pregnancy nutrition: if you eat processed food, you’re poisoning your fetus. Whoever authored these articles never experienced a pregnancy. Or she purposely omitted all her pregnancy related food transgressions. At least that’s what I tell myself because achieving health nut status while my hormones seethed was often too herculean... Read more »

One Simple Piece of Insight Every New/Soon-to-Be Parent Needs to Know

One Simple Piece of Insight Every New/Soon-to-Be Parent Needs to Know
Whether you’re family planning or about to become a parent the amount of questions you will ask yourself is unremitting. It doesn’t take long as a non-parent to find out what’s in store when you have children. You simply listen to friends who are parents or browse a satirical parenting website that discusses the trials... Read more »

Quitting Breastfeeding

If you’re contemplating the end of your breastfeeding days there are many elements to consider. For me there was the health of my son, my relationship with my son, and my health. I was absolutely thrilled to be able to breastfeed. Many mommies don’t have the choice for many different reasons. I do feel if it’s... Read more »
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Why I Make Minimalist Parents Cringe

Why I Make Minimalist Parents Cringe
I always hear other people say things like: “babies don’t need a lot of stuff, just love” or “we don’t need a registry, we have everything we need now!” Um…huh? That would be an amazing philosophy for our checkbook! I know minimalist parenting refers to a lot of different aspects of parenting. For the purpose of this... Read more »

Parenting Burnout: Why It's Normal, How to Identify It, & What You Can Do

Parenting Burnout: Why It's Normal, How to Identify It, & What You Can Do
Burnout is not an unfamiliar concept for adults juggling a variety of different responsibilities and stressors. There are many forms of burnout which manifest differently per individual sufferer. I’ll discuss overarching symptoms in order to help people identity whether or not they may be experiencing burnout. I am no stranger to the concept of burnout,... Read more »

Life Happened While I Was Mindlessly Riffling Through My Phone

I have a daily habit of reading the ChicagoNow homepage (try it you won’t be disappointed) and yesterday’s Why I’m Quitting the Internet by Brett Baker caught my eye. Ironically, it’s that type of thought provoking post that keeps me glued to the internet. My internet Achilles’ heel isn’t sitting in front of a computer... Read more »
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Postpartum Recovery Afforded Me Honorary Geriatric Status

Postpartum Recovery Afforded Me Honorary Geriatric Status
I was unaware that when I gave birth I was 29 years old going on 75. Between granny panties, 4:30 pm dinners, and frequent monitoring of the weather channel; I’m starting to recognize myself as an honorary geriatric. One perk of postpartum recovery-it has taken fear of the unknown out of growing old by giving... Read more »

Brief Insights for New Parents: Birth Class is a False Sense of Security

Brief Insights for New Parents: Birth Class is a False Sense of Security
I’m not insisting you exercise ignorance and skip the class entirely but I felt a fair warning was in order. For someone with pathological anxiety the birthing class didn’t do me any favors; it was a 90 minute panic attack that took a few days to subside. My husband sailed through the class unscathed. For... Read more »

Writing About Motherhood? Prepare for the Critics!

One of the things I love about the mom blogging community is that women are using their voices. You may or may not agree with how these women blog about their kids, husbands, jobs etc. But they are putting themselves out there and serving as a voice for other women. So much of women’s lives... Read more »
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