10 Ways a Dog Absolutely Prepares You for Kids

Let me start by saying I don’t know much about dogs. I didn’t grow up with a furry best friend, I don’t know how to be a pack leader, and I never understood “dog people” who treated their fur babies like real babies. That was, until about four months ago when a Maltese named Vito […]

I’ll Never Truly Be “Done” Having Babies

As a woman, I’ve spent as much of my fertile life trying to prevent pregnancy as I have trying to facilitate it. At 26, I gave birth to my first child. At 30, I suffered a miscarriage. At 31, I gave birth to my second child. At 35, I questioned another. At 36, I decided […]

I’m Afraid to Start Having Babies (Again)

Three days ago I decided I was ready for another baby. Then yesterday I changed my mind. Today I feel indifferent. And that’s only the last three days, folks. This yes-no-maybe so baby pendulum has been swinging back and forth for a couple of years now. Unless you’ve been living under a pile of laundry […]

8 Truths About Motherhood You Need to Hear

I remember my first day out without my baby as a first-time mom. At the insistence of my girlfriend, we met up for pedicures to catch up on the happenings outside Babyville. Just then, a pregnant woman walked in. “Sucker.” I thought to myself. Sucker. I literally thought SUCKER. I’ll admit I wasn’t in the […]

Is Running Out of Time Any Reason to Have a Baby?

So a lot has happened to make me feel, *ahem* older lately. I had a birthday. My son turned 12. I celebrated my 20-year high school reunion. And while any one of these things is enough to make you wonder whether you’ve done Oprah proud, one big question continues to nag at my consciousness: should […]

Dear New Mom, There Are Some Things I Want You to Know

Dear New Mom, If you’re holding your precious new baby in your arms and feeling immeasurably blessed and overwhelmed, you should know that you’re not alone. As a newly initiated member of the motherhood council, you’re likely to have questions. Big, important questions, such as: When are things going to get easier? When will I […]

5 Reasons to Keep Your Unborn Baby’s Name a Secret

If you thought choosing a name for your unborn baby was the hard part, it’s only because you haven’t been on the receiving end of the disapproving reactions associated with a less than loved baby name selection. As the mother of two sons, I made the mistake of revealing both of my son’s names prior […]

Spreading the err, Love

You better believe there’s a story behind (get it, behind?) this picture. Click here to read all about it.

And Baby Makes 5?

As a mom of two boys who also happens to be in her mid-thirties, I get asked — scratch that, told — pretty much every day that I need to have a baby of the female variety, and soon. “You know, you’re not getting any younger,” helpful types tell me, as if I’m unclear on […]

I Promise You (Probably) Won’t Break Your Baby

To all my brand spankin’ new Mommy Friends out there (especially you Jilly Willy), this post is for you. I so hope you’ll honor me with a read because (not to be dramatic or anything) I poured my heart into every word. Some people want to buy the world a Coke, I want to give every new mom a hug. Tight.