Why Writing This—Right Now—Matters To Me.

Once upon a time I drafted about a half of a book titled, What to Expect When You Weren't Expecting. I wrote it just after I had my first baby, and it was about dealing with the (shocking, emotional, painful, vomit-filled) truths of pregnancy, and the gut-wrenching feeling of faking thrilledness for a surprise bundle …

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20 Things That Prove I Actually Am An Adult.

I am 31 years old, and 10-year-old me would've thought I was an old fuddy-duddy. However, aging is such an odd thing. As you get older you, of course, mature and your body fat increases and your skin elasticity decreases, but it all happens so subtly that you never actually feel like an adult in …

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I’m Just a Mom, Appreciating the Doors On Her Coat Closet.

Have you seen the ridiculously adorable mud rooms everyone's getting? The ones with cubbies for your kids to slide their shoes in a slot ever so perfectly, and hang their jackets and backpacks on their own designated hooks? I have. And at first, I reallllllyyyyy wanted to convert my entryway closet to one of those …

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Studies Show Moms Actually Ask, “Why?” More Than Their Toddlers.

I'm using the word studies very loosely here. As in, one study. As in, my personal experience. However, having a 3-year-old the second time around has been vastly different than the first, and I think this "study" has merit. I was delighted and exasperated by my eldest daughter's curiosity a few years ago. Why do …

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