motherhood

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues.

I Thought I Was "Too Young" For Mental Health Problems

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues. That there was nothing shameful about postpartum Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   09.25.18   |   SHARE
Minds
art by Julia Green

I Don't Care What "Studies" Say, Homework Is The Worst

School is back in, and with it, the onslaught of the weekly homework folders sent home brimming with updates from the teacher, worksheets, and Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.24.18   |   SHARE
Mommamental
I will always be a parent, always the mom, our home will always be their home, but they’ve outgrown life here.

Fear Not The Empty Nest: A Mother's Reflection

I will always be a parent, always the mom, our home will always be their home, but they’ve outgrown life here and that's my new normal. Read...
Trish Cantillon of The Refresh    |   09.21.18   |   SHARE
Families

Sorry Moms, You’re Never Not Going To Be Tired Again

Mothers are tired. We are just so, so tired. We are bone-crushingly practically-dead-from-exhaustion tired. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.14.18   |   SHARE
Families
art by Julia Green

5 Signs You Need A Hecking Break (Immediately)

The problem with this kind of subtle stress is that it’s doing long-term damage to your body — you just can’t tell. Here are signs you need a hecking Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.14.18   |   SHARE
Mommamental

5 Things You Shouldn't Do In Labor, According To A Labor & Delivery Nurse

It doesn’t matter if you’re having your first baby or your fifth, the unknowns of labor & delivery can always be a little daunting. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.18   |   SHARE
Families
Jen McLellan of @PlusMommy

This Is Postpartum: A New Project Celebrating All Postpartum Bodies And Their Differences

Meg Boggs reached out to other mom bloggers to share their own postpartum bodies for her project This Is Postpartum. They did and the result is Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.7.18   |   SHARE
Families
5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
Families