Gone are the days of the “Worlds Best Mom” mugs. There is a new generation of mothers who are redefining how we think of motherhood. This is by no means a knock at the gifts which exist to celebrate being a mom. However, it is no longer necessary to give a gift which must tell that person she is a mother… I’m pretty sure she already knows.
The good news? We can now celebrate family and community without losing out … Keep Reading!!!
Motherhood isn’t easy, especially for a new mom navigating her way through life while keeping another human being alive and well. It’s sticky, smelly, exhausting but, of course, well worth it.
Cartoonist, Alison Wong took it in stride and used her comics as an outlet. In the process, she created a series that every mother can relate to.
We live in an era where how you look is everything, especially in Hollywood. The pressure for a new mom to “bounce back” immediately after birth is ridiculous. Haylie Duff was not immune to feeling the pressure but came out this week to say that working on her body wasn’t near as important as breastfeeding her daughter.
Haylie gave birth to her daughter, Ryan Eva, 9-months-ago and says she still doesn’t feel like she “looks amazing”. But rather than allow … Keep Reading!!!
Anyone who has tried to balance parenting and being a student can tell you how hard it is. Figuring out childcare, finding time to study, time to be a present parent – it’s a lot of work. The stress of a babysitter canceling right before a big exam is one of the worst case scenarios. This is exactly what happened to Monica Romero, earlier this month.
Monica is an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) student at the University … Keep Reading!!!
Attempting to Prepare for Twins
I’ll admit it, I found it very hard to be excited about my twins while I was pregnant. I had moments but most of the time it was sheer terror about what was coming our way. Previously, I wrote about some of these struggles; It’s Okay to Not Be Excited About an Unplanned Pregnancy. As my July 20th EDD approached this fear only intensified and I was 50/50 wanting them out because the pregnancy … Keep Reading!!!
Text and image by Kylie Olean
This is the photo my daughter (13yo) took when I nursed my 4.5yo son for the last time.
One of the hardest parts of all this leukemia/chemo/hospitalization stuff has been its effect on my relationship with EJ. Obviously, it’s affected Alex as well, but there’s a big difference in how she can understand what’s been going on and how EJ has. Don’t get me wrong – in general, he’s been a trooper; however, it’s … Keep Reading!!!
It starts out as a typical one-year check-up for these young mother’s and their babies. Meanwhile, Pampers and significant others set up a photo gallery in the doctor’s office hallway for the mother’s to find while exiting. Each husband/partner left a thank you message and encouraging words. The short video is a beautiful reminder of the triumphs in the first year of life and the first year of motherhood.
Well done. … Keep Reading!!!