Category: As a Mother

Plan to Eat (at Home)

Plan to Eat (at Home)
Eating healthier begins with cooking and eating home. But we’re all busy, so its easier said than done. So, how can we start doing it? My mother always told me that the best way to budget for groceries was to make a list based on meals for the week, breakfasts, lunch, and dinners. And, sometimes... Read more »

Toddler Dictionary: What in the World is he saying?

Toddler Dictionary: What in the World is he saying?
Is this funny to anyone else besides me and my immediate family? I do not know. But I know I don’t want to forget it these things that lighten my days. What funny things do your toddlers say? Or what did your kidssay when they were toddlers? 1. Bop: Park. As in “I want to... Read more »

Confession: I keep jeans in muliple sizes at all times!

Confession: I keep jeans in muliple sizes at all times!
Weight is a touchy subject for most women in America. Not all, but most. You know that whole thing where we and our partners compare ourselves to photoshopped models. In case you haven’t noticed most women fluctuate in size and weight–there are some changes in life that affect it like the freshmen 15 (thank you... Read more »
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Baby "Wearing" Saved Me: One Year & Beyond

Wearing 1-3months in a Stretchy Wrap (Moby)
If it wasn’t for baby carriers: stretchy wraps (moby), ring slings, & Soft Structured Carriers (Ergo & then Tula), I am pretty sure I would have fully lost it my first year of being a mother. I did not have an easy baby…he did not sleep, he did not slay still, but at seventeen months... Read more »

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Eat Greens

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Eat Greens
When my Sugar started eating solids at 6 months old we went straight to finger foods–mostly veggies and fruit. I thought “Baby Led Weaning” was the answer to getting kids to eat healthier and I still think it’s great and it helps. But there is this toddler thing where almost all kids decide they will... Read more »

Rules of First Mom's Club

Rules of First Mom's Club
First Mom’s Club is my sanity–if you are a first time mom in Chicago with a baby born in 2013/14 find us on meetup.com. Here are the rules that keep me sane as a first time mom 1. You do not talk about first mom’s club. Just kidding, you have to to talk about it.... Read more »
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We Named Our Son Lincoln: A Testimony Against Racial Injustice

We Named Our Son Lincoln: A Testimony Against Racial Injustice
I have been debating writing about race & Ferguson the few weeks since the announcement was made that Darren Wilson was not indicted. Then came the further blow of the Eric Gardner case. As I read what others write, I struggle over whether there is anything that I can add. But if anyone might read... Read more »

Netflix: guilty pleasure, addiction, bad habit

This is purely a confession. Some people are always feeling bad about how much time they spend on Facebook. I spend time on Facebook, but I don’t think its a problem. It is communication, networking, and information. Netflix on the other hand, is none of those things. It is genius–but it is mind numbing episodes... Read more »

Who Said Moms Should Be Self-less? Not Jesus, I can tell you that much.

Who Said Moms Should Be Self-less? Not Jesus, I can tell you that much.
When did moms start being expected to put everyone and everything before themselves? What led to the exalted selfless creature in yoga pants and a sweat-shirt spending her every waking moment (or time outside of paid work) serving her children? I believe the selfless mother is based on a misunderstanding of scripture–mixed in with some... Read more »
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Being An Overeducated SAHM.

Being An Overeducated SAHM.
Some of my friends love being stay-at-home-moms (SAHM)/housewives/homemakers. I wish, wish, wish I could. I mean– I have loved it. Breastfeeding, cuddling, wearing him, witnessing all the firsts, and now watching his delight as he zooms down the slide. This was the kind of mothering he needed and I love him so much I was... Read more »