Category Archives: Parenthood

10 Things No One Told Me About Breastfeeding

One more post for World Breastfeeding Week.  Before having a baby, the only thing I knew about breastfeeding was that your boobs get ginormous. As a former member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee, I was looking forward to that — and my D-cup milk jugs did not disappoint. The rest, however, came as a […]

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When Babies Prefer Boobs to Bottles

I wrote this for World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7).  If you like it, please “Like” it over at mom.me.  Thanks! My mother still thinks it’s my fault. After two weeks of blissfully (okay, painfully) nursing my newborn daughter around the clock, it was time to try giving her a bottle of pumped milk. Surely, it […]

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10 Reasons Moms Look Exhausted All The Time

I have to give you the backstory on this one.  My editor at Lifetime Moms said that my post “10 Reasons Moms Dress Like Crap” was doing well for them, and could I please write a sequel.  I obliged, and unthinkingly included one of the least flattering selfies ever, so I hope it gives you […]

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You’re Doing Date Night All Wrong

Parents of small children are advised to make time for date nights—their best hope for keeping the romantic connection alive. But in practice, what usually happens? You stay out past your bedtime, yawn through dinner and a movie, pay a babysitter a small fortune to watch TV while your kids sleep and the whole thing […]

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How Do You Come Back From A Bake Sale #BakeFail?

Do you remember last fall I was so excited to bake for our first preschool bakesale? Then came one of those freakish fall heat waves we have in southern California, and by 5 minutes into the bake sale my chocolate-dipped pretzel rods had melted into a sticky mess.  Didn’t sell a single one.  I should […]

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