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Before Kids

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having Kids

There’s that old saying “hindsight is 20/20.” And there are few places in life that it is more applicable than child rearing. The older my kids get, the more I find myself thinking about...
Post-Weaning Depression

What Moms Need to Know about Post-Weaning Depression and Anxiety

This was my second baby in two years, and I was prepared. Prepared for the nausea and discomfort of pregnancy, the stares of strangers directed at my round belly. I knew what it would...
The Toddler Diet

The Toddler Diet

We live in a culture saturated with diet trends: Atkins, South Beach, Zone, Cave Man, the all cabbage diet, the all grapefruit diet, the What Would Jesus Eat diet (seriously, a real thing), and...

The Types of Moms You’ll Meet in Richmond: An Anthropological Look

As a rule, mothers defy neat categorizations or stereotypes. We all contain multitudes and contradictions. However, after a life spent in Richmond, I have observed a certain stratification of the larger mothering society into...

It’s Okay to Stop Breastfeeding

Over the last year, there has been a massive cultural reckoning when it comes to the treatment of women. After generations of institutionalized sexism, with two little words, women everywhere made it abundantly clear...

A Survival Guide to Travel with Kids

With summer on the horizon, travel season will soon be in full force. In carefree, childless days, travel was often a spontaneous affair that required only a passport, a carry-on backpack and a spirit of...
Fashion Tips for New Moms

Style Tips For New Moms

Whether you were an edgy fashionista, a bohemian goddess, or a preppy Southern style queen, new moms go through a dramatic sartorial shift once kids enter the picture. When it comes to post-baby wardrobes,...
What Moms Really Want

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

When it comes to Mother’s Day, gifts tend to fall into predictable patterns. There are the sentimental handmade cards and macaroni necklaces, the well-intentioned breakfasts in bed, the cookbooks, and perfume sets. And while...
Parenting Without Your Village

Parenting Without Your Village

They say it takes a village to raise a child. And once you become a parent, the truth of that statement often becomes immediately clear. But what if you don't have family nearby to...
Athleisure Wear

In Defense of Athleisure Wear

In the last ten years, the term "athleisure" went from a made-up, nonsense word to the center of a  multi-billion dollar fashion industry. The half-workout, half-lounge style of clothing known as athleisure wear has...

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