motherhood


The Importance of Me Time

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
the importance of having you time

In the past decade, studies have shown that, despite the apparent improvements in women’s lives over the last 50 years or so, women’s happiness levels have steadily declined during that time. While there are many theories as to why this is, one could argue it’s because women’s lives are more hectic now than they have ever been. More women are trying to juggle a career, relationships, a family, a household, friendships, and other activities outside the home. And they are trying to do it all at once. It’s no surprise, then, that many women (especially moms) are not making themselves a…

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
what every moms wants to know before she has her baby

From the moment you see those two pink lines pop up you will have a bunch of people giving you a ton of advice whether you want it or not. Most of the time, all this unsolicited information is well-meaning, but it can still be annoying and overwhelming. For me, most of what I wanted to learn as a new mom I could find by reading books, researching, or talking to friends who already had kids and talking to my doctor or midwife. But, looking back now, there were just a handful of things that never really got discussed and I kinda…

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16 Signs You Might Be a Millennial Mom

Thursday, February 23, 2017 By Jessica Tomes

It’s official. According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, we millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) are taking over. And motherhood, it seems, is no exception. Roughly one in five moms is a millennial; we account for 90% of the approximately 1.5 million new moms last year. Wow, that’s a whole lot of millennial moms. But don’t worry, world. For all the negative things generations before us like to say about millennials, we seem to be doing just fine. We are figuring this parenting thing out. And I have faith we are fully capable. Plus, we know all the best Instagram…

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5 Things Every Mother Should Know Before Baby

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 By Nina Spears
things you need to know before having a baby, baby chick

There are a lot of things that women say they wish they would have known before they had their baby. You obviously know that having a baby is going to change your life forever, but what do experienced moms wish they’d known before little ones came along? Here are the top five things moms have told us they wish they had known before baby: 1. Enjoy your sleep now, like seriously. I think we all know that you are not going to be sleeping very much when you have a baby. But I do think that there are some soon-to-be…

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The Benefits of Being an Older Mom

Friday, February 17, 2017 By Quinn Kelly

Just a few short generations ago, women were getting married at age 18 and waiting no longer than it took to get pregnant to start a family. By age 25, they easily could have had a few children, and by 35 their children would have been in middle school. But in 2017, that reality seems less common as girls are increasingly being raised with a mentality to focus both on a career of their own and on personal independence. This means the population of first-time moms over the age of 30 is growing by the day. From 1970 to 2006, the…

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Dear Mom Who’s Done Having Babies

Thursday, February 9, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
Cheyenne, baby chick, mom who's done having babies

I am at that stage in my life where you are on one side of the fence or the other: you’re either in the “I’m pretty sure we’re done having babies” camp, or you’re hanging out in the “I think we want more” camp. Most of my friends, it seems, are quite decidedly in the latter camp. Some have even set up temporary housing there by announcing their impending arrival of baby number 2, 3, 4 or 5 (holy icanteven!). And then there’s me. I have two healthy, happy kiddos: a four year old girl and a two year old…

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6 Tips for Transitioning from Working Mom to a Stay-at-Home Mom

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 By Quinn Kelly

You’ve always been the achieving type since high school—straight A honor roll, student council president, and captain of the tennis team—and looked forward to the day you could one-day work and earn a living. And you didn’t waste any time doing after snagging your dream job a few short months post college graduation. And for the past five years you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder even after having your first baby. But today, as you hold another positive pregnancy test in hand with your 18-month-old on your hip, you can’t help but wonder if the cost of paying…

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5 Silly Things Your Child-Free Friends Might Say

Monday, January 9, 2017 By Jessica Tomes

What do they say, “Kids say the darnedest things?” I know this to be true; I’ve got three. They really do say some hysterically funny things. (My daughter came home from preschool last year with an adorable craft for Mother’s Day. Her teachers had interviewed her, asking her some questions about mommy, and recorded her answers for posterity. When they asked her what mommy liked to do for fun, she responded “make babies.” In all fairness, I was pregnant at the time. I basically died. From laughter, of course.) You know who also say the darnedest things? My child-free friends. You…

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The Secret to Enjoying Motherhood and Not Just Surviving It

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 By Quinn Kelly
Baby Chick, motherhood, boy mom, mom life

Motherhood is many things, but is it easy to enjoy? Well if I was hooked up to a lie detector test and you asked me that same question, I am not sure I would pass if I answered yes. And I’m not sure my friends would either. Case in point. Last night I had three of my four sons crying in unison over their distress of hearing they needed to eat three bites of their bacon chicken dinner. Because that’s the type of mom I am. The type that tries to feed them bacon. Oh, the horror. Mind you I…

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25 Reasons My (Almost) Three-Year-Old Lost Her Sh*t Today

Friday, November 18, 2016 By Jessica Tomes
lost her shit, parenting a three year old, baby chick, threenager

Life with an almost three-year-old is fun. It’s also a little maddening. I have come to the (should have been obvious) conclusion that just because my three-year-old is able to walk, and talk, and is starting to learn to dress herself (albeit questionably), and show genuine interest in the “big kid potty” — doesn’t mean she understands anything I try to (logically) explain to her in my inside voice. Our days are currently filled with about a million mini meltdowns — embarrassingly, from both toddler AND mom. Here are just a few reasons my toddler lost her sh*t today. Her pants were…

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