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Toddler

The Toddler Years: Reframing the Terrible Twos

I have a two-year-old, and that means some days start with battles over peanut butter waffles, complete with toddler tantrums and tears on the kitchen floor before I’ve even pressed the start button on...
Baby Sleep Books

Why I Stopped Reading Baby Sleep Books

My daughter only napped in 30-minute increments. For months and months. Every day, I put her down in her crib, held my breath, and hoped that it might be our breakthrough moment. Maybe this...
Talking to Kids About Money

Talking To Kids About Money

Lately, I’ve been trying to teach my kids about money. Specifically, that they should not assume that my money is their money…or that I have any, for that matter. We’re off to a rocky...
Vacation

The Mom-cation: 6 Things I Learned While On Vacation Without My Kids

The Mom-cation. It’s the unicorn of all vacation events. It’s a rare and almost mythical event that occurs when you have a chance to go on a vacation…wait for it….WITHOUT KIDS. Sometimes it’s with...
Dirty Little Mom Secrets

Dirty Little (Mom) Secrets

The other day I was doing some online research, which is code for surfing the web while avoiding laundry and sitting in my pajamas at noon. Anyway, I came across something that caught me...
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...

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