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Mom Mantras for When You’re Having a Shit Day

Mom Mantras for When You're Having a Shit Day breathe, repeat, breathe, repeat by: ggm team   When you feel like you’re not enjoying motherhood… I only get one chance at today. I choose to make today a memory full of love and laughter and absurdity, and not a...

Terrible Mom-Related Terminology That Needs to Die NOW

Terrible Mom-Related Terminology That Needs to Die NOW what man came up with "incompetent cervix"? by: elyse o'dwyer There are terms associated with motherhood that feel like a prank. Sometimes they’re outdated or they’re the product of medical science without any...

5 Things You Must Know If You’re Embarassed by Public Tantrums

5 Things You Must Know If You’re Embarassed by Public Tantrums the f*ck you lookin' at? by: elyse o'dwyer It’s safe to say most modern women don’t enter motherhood with the expectation that outings such as brunch and shopping will be extremely rare luxuries afforded...

5 Breastfeeding Problems No One Prepared Me For

During my third trimester, my husband and I took a breastfeeding class and it was so lengthy and involved so many PowerPoint slides I didn't realize it didn't even scratch the surface.   Most people learn about clogged ducts and mastitis while they're pregnant,...

How to Practice Gratitude When Everything Is Falling Apart

By Lilly Howell   The water pipe in your kitchen bursts unexpectedly and explosively. The toilet is clogged, again (and it’s looking downright nasty). Your newborn has a rash and your husband is starting to sniffle. Oh, and you’re weathering a full-blown cold...

How to Expand Time Instantly (Hint: Say “No”)

Nobody wants to be a dick who says no to a sincere request, especially if said request comes from a dependable friend or someone who pays you. Or even worse, if you owe that person a favor.   On a tangent, my husband was appalled when I hung up on Carnival...

What Nobody Understands About Pregnancy Nausea (Including Women)

“Morning sickness” is the biggest misnomer in the history of pregnancy. (“The Best Trimester” comes a close second, but I’ll get into that in a later post.) Nausea punched me in the face HARD during my fourth or fifth week of my first (and as of now, only) pregnancy....

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