As A Mother

What Does Black Lives Matter Have to Do With How I Discipline My [White] Kids?

What Does Black Lives Matter Have to Do With How I Discipline My [White] Kids?
My daughter just turned three last week. She is the three-est three year old there ever was. If I ask her not to yell in her brother’s face, her n...

Trigger Warning Needed: On Fear-Mongering, Graphic News, + Click-Bait

Trigger Warning Needed: On Fear-Mongering, Graphic News, + Click-Bait
Dear News Outlets: The last ten weeks of my pregnancy with Theory were spent on bed rest, watching NCIS and Criminal Minds and Investigation Discov...

Chipped Teeth

Chipped Teeth
Our daughter was diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in August after a very scary summer, and may be entering another flareup [hence the recent...

Joan of Arc’s Got Nothin’ On Me: The Unnecessary Martyrdom of Motherhood

Joan of Arc’s Got Nothin’ On Me: The Unnecessary Martyrdom of Motherhood
He had been snoozing on my chest for half an hour, his tiny face pressed up against my heart, ka-thump ka-thump, ka-thump, when I first dared to ma...

When Your Kid Breaks Your Heart

When Your Kid Breaks Your Heart
A stomach bug hit our house hard this week, and I'm over here just trying to tread water while keeping my infant from catching it. So in lieu of a ...

The Stories We Owe Our Children

The Stories We Owe Our Children
*TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Assault* If the recent media attention surrounding sexual assault has left you feeling raw and fragile, please give yourself the gift of not reading this. Take care of yourself!

The Almost-Baby Blues

The Almost-Baby Blues
Yesterday marked 36 weeks of waddling around with a living, peeing bowling ball taking us residence in my uterus. And, as 36 weeks pregnant is wont...

Unlikely Judges [+ Your New Favorite Social Media Campaign]

Unlikely Judges [+ Your New Favorite Social Media Campaign]
At my 20-week anatomy ultrasound, the sonographer noted that I had a low-lying placenta and my OB ordered another at 33 weeks to see if it had “m...

5 Ways We're Letting Other Moms Down

5 Ways We're Letting Other Moms Down
UGH. I know. One more thing to worry about, right? Don't you already spend enough time fretting over all the ways you're letting your kids down, an...

10 (Relatively) Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids About Consent

10 (Relatively) Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids About Consent
I’ve written before about my choice to not enforce any sort of expectation of physical contact or affection with my children. Consent and corporal ...

Do It [By] Yourself

Do It [By] Yourself
I am a member of a Facebook community dedicated to cleaning and doing laundry, and most of the other members are also moms (Which in and of itself ...

I won't make my daughter hug you.

I won't make my daughter hug you.
Two years ago, I considered myself a feminist, albeit a lazy one. I didn’t know anything about the different “waves” (truth be told, I still don’...