Dear Moms: Stop Comparing Kids

This past weekend I was at an event with a few other parents who had children all relatively close to the age of my son. It was nice sitting with other adult couples who had toddlers and babies. During the party we all talked about our kids because, naturally, children are all that parents talk […]

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Is Autumn Cancelled?

I keep seeing a trend online that I would like to address and give my two cents about. While this post was directed first and foremost to fellow parents, I think this topic extends to just about everyone who is concerned about the up and coming fall season. I also recognize that the topic at […]

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Check Out the Big Brain on Baby: A Review of Cerebelly Baby Food

After a recommendation from a friend who runs an Instagram dedicated to healthy eating, we decided to check out Cerebelly baby food. I am always interested in checking out new baby products and absolutely love reviewing them for my followers. As for Cerebelly, I would absolutely recommend these products! When first I browsed their website […]

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Baby Beach Essentials

As residents of the Jersey Shore, when I was pregnant and creating my baby registry I had a lot of baby beach essentials on the list. I had various tents, special blankets for my kid to sit on, portable fans, etc. The list was extensive. Then when I finally had my baby and began bringing […]

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Surviving Graduate School with Children

A lot of people claim that children prevent adults from accomplishing their goals. This is especially true in regards to women. I am thankful to live in the current era where it is not completely uncommon to see mothers in higher education, but the narrative that children prevent parents from pursing their passions and interests […]

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Dear Moms, Stop Scaring Moms-To-Be

Picture it: I’m eight months pregnant at my own baby shower, opening new bottle sets, baby outfits, nursery decorations, car seats, and various other baby goods. It’s a beautiful day. We are celebrating the new life that is going to be coming into the world within the next month by sharing food, cake, laughs, and […]

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Book Review of Kristina Kuzmič’s “Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still”

*Warning: spoilers ahead! The first time I ever heard of Kristina Kuzmič was a few years ago way before I was a mother, was married, or even met my husband. I remember scrolling through viral videos in my college dorm room one night at about 2:00 AM and stumbling upon her video, “I’m not your […]

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Taking Childcare Opinions with a Grain of Salt

I find it interesting that we use the word “salty” as an adjective to describe someone who is upset over something small. Why? Because as a society we also say “take [that] with a grain of salt.” And that means not paying much attention to whatever the subject in question is. As a parent, one […]

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The Truth About Postpartum Depression

I’ve debated writing about this topic for a very long time. Postpartum depression is not an easy subject to discuss with anyone, from your doctors or nurses, your own mother, your husband, your friends, your other mom friends… the list goes on. However, in the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided to finally […]

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Reflections on a Sleeping Baby

A mother’s relationship with sleep is peculiar. She is awake throughout the nights of her pregnancy, prepping her child’s nursery or rearranging the kitchen cabinets. Then, when her baby is born, she spends her nights feeding or rocking him for hours on end until the soft glow of the sunrise creeps through the window cracks. […]

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