14 Women Share the First Time They Were Shamed as a Mother

The moment my pregnancy test came back positive, I felt uncharacteristically ready. Joining the ranks of strong women who’d brought new life into the world had been a dream of mine. Sharing in the responsibility of raising the next generation felt significant. So when it came to learning everything I could about motherhood, I was […]

Dear Friends, If You Only Knew

My Dearest Girlfriends, I’ve wanted to write you a letter of encouragement for a while, but as I sort through collected bits of wisdom scribbled on napkins and old receipts, I realize you’re owed honesty more than advice. As the inaugural mom of our group, I’ve been long viewed as a maternal pioneer. I was […]

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 […]

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 Ways to Really Help a New Mom

There’s perhaps nothing more exciting than the birth of a new baby. From those itty bitty toes to that sweet baby smell, the precious newness of a brand-new baby is nothing short of intoxicating…but that’s easy for us to say, we slept through the night! While a new mom undoubtedly shares in the immense joy […]

Best Advice for New Moms from a Mother Who’s Been There

New motherhood isn’t easy. In fact, it’s one of the hardest, most frightening, most rewarding jobs you’ll ever sign up for. From the moment you first begin to sport that itty bitty baby bump, people are quick to offer parenting advice – some of it good, some of it bad, some of it interesting, and […]

10 Things Every New Mother Wishes She Could Say Out Loud

It’s not often that I write a piece that has me snort-laughing at my own computer screen, but this piece written for Mom.Me had me doing just that. If you’re a new mom or remember being a new mom, I think you’ll appreciate snarky Mommyfriend coming out to play. Man, that chick is devilish…

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.

Are You a Momzilla? I was.

My name is Mommyfriend Lori and I am, or at least was a Momzilla – GASP! Check out my latest article on Babble, Are You a Momzilla? and let me know.  Hey, it takes one to know one. There’s even a handy-dandy Momzilla quiz just for fun…or just in case self-reflection isn’t on your agenda for today.