Topic: motherhood

Prince George Turns One And Is So Much Better At Baby-ing Than Your Baby

Prince George Turns One And Is So Much Better At Baby-ing Than Your Baby

Can it be?! Is the littlest and most stylish and perfect prince in the world really a whole year old already?! Why, it was only yesterday that I was standing in the lobby at work watching the Teevee awaiting the news of his blessed arrival and to find out his name and judge Kate Middleton’s post-partum body (duh). And I was not the only one who was excited-journalists camped out for days awaiting his royal emergence from his mom’s vag and now, on the anniversary of that day, E! Network ran a super amazing and fun-fact filled special called “Prince George Turns 1″. More »

10 Reasons All Stay-At-Home Moms Need To Join A Playgroup

10 Reasons All Stay-At-Home Moms Need To Join A Playgroup

When I got pregnant with our first child, we had just moved an hour away from our friends and family. I did not know anyone locally and I was a young mother- the majority of my friends from home weren’t even married yet let alone starting families. I had planned on being a stay-at-home mom for a few years once our daughter was born but being the social butterfly that I am, I had reservations about how it would go for me without knowing anyone in a similar circumstance. More »

I Am Not Living Up To My Expectations As A Working Mom

I Am Not Living Up To My Expectations As A Working Mom

Fast forward to now and I can confidently say that my mother must actually be some kind of cyborg robot. Either that, or I totally suck at this. I stayed at home for my first three years as a mother and that was interesting as I had no blueprint for how things should go having never witnessed this kind of arrangement. I kept up with the house fairly well and I tried very hard to be a loving and present mother. I was not too happy staying at home but I had my groove and keeping our household humming wasn’t that hard for me. More »

I Love My Son But These Quotes About Mothers And Sons Creep Me The Hell Out

I Love My Son But These Quotes About Mothers And Sons Creep Me The Hell Out

All of this makes me kind of concerned at times- worrying that I’m making him into my “little prince” who can do no wrong. He is definitely a bit of a mommas boy which makes me nervous. Growing up, I always railed at my mom for going easier on my brothers than me. She was definitely a little softer toward them. I felt like I could commit the same offense as my brothers and be punished twice as hard so when I found out I was going to have a son, I vowed to never favor him over my daughter. More »

I Refuse To Spend A Bunch Of Money On My Kids’ Birthday Parties

I Refuse To Spend A Bunch Of Money On My Kids' Birthday Parties

For my first child’s first birthday, I went hog wild for her party. I won’t embarrass myself by publicly announcing how much I spent but suffice it to say, it was way too much for a child not old enough to remember any of it. Yes, I know, the first birthday is more for the parents than the baby, but if I’d really thought about it, I would have realized that a dinner out with my husband would have been a far better way to spend that money. More »

You Don’t Need A Parenting Style To Be A Good Parent

You Don't Need A Parenting Style To Be A Good Parent

There is so much about being a new parent that can be completely overwhelming. Besides the obvious fact that you are now responsible for keeping another human being alive and hopefully, raising them to not be a total asshole, there is also the unending barrage of information coming your way from fellow moms, the internet, your family, your friends, the pediatrician, daycare teachers- it feels like it never ends. More »