I refuse to spend even one second of this pregnancy in the āmiscarriage zone.ā Iām nine weeks today, and even though Iām not in āthe clearā as they say ā I am telling the world that Iām pregnant. More
Author Archives: Maria Guido
Women rarely speak about their experiences with pregnancy loss. This is especially true on the baby boards that we use for support during pregnancy. Itās almost as if we believe a miscarriage is something you can catch, like a flu. Or that maybe we will jinx ourselves into having one if we read too much about them.
I would happily welcome the dawn of the Daddy Wars. More
Moms-to-be ā you better cheer up. More
Nobody is losing sleep over this. Nobody. More
Obama has my vote. There is really nothing that could happen that would change that. But the Big Bird Romney attack ad was infuriating waste of time and money. I am terrified that undecided voters will lean toward Mitt Romney. And I want my President to take this election seriously. More
Who in their right mind would fantasize about a life carting around six kids when they themselves are independently wealthy, free as the wind, and engaged to a smoking-hot actor? Sheās living the dream, folks. More
Sorry moms, you better think again before reaching for that glass of wine to reward yourself for another awesome day of parenting! As if you didnāt have enough guilt on your plates, it seems something else is your fault – the future drinking habits of your children. More
I am so fed up with sanctimonious claims of parenting perfection. Iām not a perfect parent. Iām just not. I probably never will be. But I will never pretend that I am doing everything perfectly to make someone else feel shitty. That wonāt happen. More
About six months ago, my then 18-month-old son was dropped by his insurance. No warning letter, no notice to me ā just dropped. So he spent a few months in the no insurance zone. As luck would have it, there was a trip to the ER that happened while in said zone. More
I took my son on his first flight when he was eight months old. I didn’t sleep for about a month and a half before it. That’s how much anxiety it caused me. More
I’d like to think that my parenting choices are just that — choices. But at the end of the day, my parental behavior is determined by my paycheck.
The media “mommy wars” are never-ending. There is always a new parenting debate that begs us to choose sides. Co-sleeping or not? Daycare or not? Nanny or not? Extended breastfeeding or not? These questions aren’t parenting questions. They are questions of money. We take the sides we have to take. Well, I won’t speak for anyone else. I’ll just say I take the sides I have to take — because I am broke. More
Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein‘s documentary, The Business of Being Born, helped educate thousands of women about how to advocate for themselves and get the natural birth that their babies and themselves deserve.
It also single handedly ruined my birth experience. More