Topic: being a mom

8 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About

8 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About

We all know that certain things about our bodies can change post-pregnancy and possibly, never return to normal. You may have stretch marks, your hips could be wider (forever…sadly), and you could have a teeny belly pouch for the rest of your life (six years post-partum and mine is still holding strong!) However, there are other lesser-known changes that occur in a woman’s body after having a baby that may never go back to their pre-baby self. More »

When Your Child Is Accident-Prone, Each Day Holds The Potential For Disaster

When Your Child Is Accident-Prone, Each Day Holds The Potential For Disaster

Don’t get me wrong — I am not writing this to insult or belittle my kid. She is very graceful and as mentioned, extremely athletic. Watching her on a sports field, you’d never know that we’ve received accident reports from her summer camp that literally read “Mini Williams walked into a pole and hit her head”. She is not klutzy or clumsy, just easily distracted. And as a result, very accident-prone. More »

To My Mom, Who Always Worked

To My Mom, Who Always Worked

I know now looking back the reason I am so critical of myself. It’s because I grew up with the unicorn of mothers. She worked full-time my entire life, only retiring last month, but my brothers and I never felt her absence. I’m not sure how she did it but I know I’ve spent my time as a mother trying to emulate her and probably falling far short. So this is to my mom, who always worked. More »

It’s Always ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’ When You Have Kids In School

It's Always 'Teacher Appreciation Week' When You Have Kids In School

As a parent, thinking of all the things you do in a day to help your small child navigate the world could make the idea of turning them over to a big, “scary” school a bit daunting. I know I worried about so many little things when my first child started school and it turned out to be for naught, because her amazing teachers were there every step of the way. More »

10 Natural Enemies Of Parents Everywhere

10 Natural Enemies Of Parents Everywhere

Raising young humans and trying not to mess them up is pretty stressful and all-consuming. Your whole day is centered around caring, feeding, dressing, playing and attempting to impart knowledge on them with as few bumps as you can manage. Of course, the bumps are plenty and at some point, all parents discover the various ways a wrench can be thrown into an otherwise smooth day with their kids. More »