Topic: new born baby

Bringing Home Baby: Expectations Vs. Reality

Bringing Home Baby: Expectations Vs. Reality

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had sky-high expectations for how certain things would go once we brought her home from the hospital. Of course I had heard horror stories about sleepless nights, nursing difficulties, leaky boobs and a deflated post-partum stomach but obviously, it would all be different FOR ME. I would be the shining exception to every crappy bringing home baby rule. My house would be neat and tidy, my baby would be held for hours and doted on and I would bounce back to normal, lickity split. More »

You Don’t Have To Be The Frumpy Mom

You Don't Have To Be The Frumpy Mom

Before I had my kids, I took great care with my appearance. I’ve always been a girl who wears makeup, has regular hair appointments and attempts to keep up with clothing trends. I have never been one to wear pajama pants in public or go out with unwashed hair. It was partly vanity driving me but I was also raised to keep in mind that the way I take care of myself says something to the rest of the world and I wanted to give the impression that I had my act together. I definitely believed that people respected me more for making an effort and caring about how I look.
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You Are A Heartless Jerk If You Ditch Your Childless Friends After Having A Baby

You Are A Heartless Jerk If You Ditch Your Childless Friends After Having A Baby

There’s something about being a parent that makes you gravitate toward other parents. I assume it’s the same feeling of kinship that soldiers share after being in the trenches—fellow parents know what you’re going through. They know what it’s like to go for weeks without a full night of sleep and question your existence and forget that you have spit-up on your pants and then wear the same pair of pants for a month straight without a second thought. They get it. More »