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Know Those Gross Moms Who Suck The Pacifier Before Popping It Back In? Turns Out Their Kids Are Healthier!

We’ve all seen her: the frazzled mom who has too much going on and is pushing a baby in a stroller and has no hands left for anything. Then, the baby spits out the pacifier. What does mom do? Picks it up, pops it into her own mouth, and gives it back to baby. So. …

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Breast Is Not Always Best, And We Need To Stop Telling Women That It Is!

Breast is best. Almost from the moment you see those beautiful double lines, you start hearing that mantra. And you’ve seen research. Listened to friends. Had plenty of doctors tell you the same. Offices have lactation rooms. Breastfeeding is legal in literally every single public space in America. So why would so many people go …

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“Welcome To The Club” And Other Things That Make New Moms Want to Punch You

There’s this overwhelming desire among parents to make a joke when someone has a new baby (or is expecting) about how they’ll never sleep again.  Or how they’ll never have time for themselves again.  Or how often life will be difficult. If you do this, you’re being a jackass. “Welcome To The Club” And Other …

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Kids Climb Things, And Fall – That Doesn’t Make Me A Bad Mom

I have two rambunctious boys. They’re three and one and full of love and kisses and Iron Man. The three-year-old, at least. He’s convinced he’s Iron Man. That is my fault. One day while I was doing dishes, I put on the Iron Man cartoon for him and that was that. Ever since then he’s …

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When The Baby Doesn’t Sleep, No One Sleeps…

I’m so bone tired today that as I’m writing this, my eyes are crossing. My shoulders ache, my head aches, my I-don’t-even-know-what-that-is aches. Seriously, the last time I felt like this was after three solid days of the flu, and no one to take care of me. I’m not complaining, really I’m not, but last …

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“I Just Want To Eat You Up” And Other Totally Creepy Things Adults Say To Children…

Kids say the darnedest things, don’t they? But you have to wonder what kids think of the things We say to Them. Like, seriously, are we a bunch of psychopaths or something? Stealing kids noses, charging body parts for things, threatening to eat them. I never realized just how creepy some of the things I …

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The Night My Daughter Asked, “Mom, Where Do Babies Come From?”

Last night over Spongebob-shaped chicken noodle soup, my five-year-old daughter asked me the BIG question. She gave me the doe-eyed look that I’ve come to learn means I’m about to impart my vast knowledge of the world upon her. “Mom, where do babies come from?” I choked on a wheat thin and prepared my best truthish-lie. (It’s …

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I Can’t Get Enough Of These Two Fat Babies Jiggling On A Powerfit Platform!

When I was a little girl, sometimes my mom would let me sit on the washing machine while she folded clothes out of the dryer. It. Was. Awesome. I’d sit there jiggling and making noises and having the time of my life. Bonus: she never had to worry about what I was getting into while …

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10 Must Haves for your Baby Go Bag

This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club®, however the text and all opinions are my own. New moms have it rough. Between a lack of sleep, constantly checking in on your new human, and still having to accomplish things in your normal life, trying to stay organized on top of everything is sometimes asking too much. …

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