THREE GIFT IDEAS THAT DON’T SUCK

Okay folks, the holidays are coming and I know, like me, you are looking for something cool and interesting you can buy your kids that doesn’t make noise, doesn’t have a thousand pieces, and doesn’t break the bank. I always like looking for gifts that are educational and will keep my ever-curious kids entertained and…

ALL WE (DON’T) WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

I’ve really come to love Christmas in my old age. I mean, I’m still not first in line for the Santa Claus Parade and I do procrastinate putting up the tree pretty hard; there is no garland on my banister, nor are there boxes of seasonal decor that emerge from my basement for the month…

LET HER HEAL

The transformation from maidenhood to motherhood is one that is too often taken too lightly.  It involves incomparable physical pain, indescribable emotional stress, and trauma that tends to be brushed off by outsiders as ‘normal’ and as a result, is either ignored or quickly forgotten.  But a mother doesn’t forget – not right away, at…

SLEEP TRAINING, BREASTFEEDING, AND MINDING YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS

A new, comprehensive, scientific study has just been released that proves that persons who sleep train their children and those who co-sleep with their children can both be equally good/loving/capable parents. In a shocking discovery, information has surfaced proving that every person has a unique set of circumstances that determine, on an individual basis, what…

DECODING MOMMY FORUM B.S.

I think all of us can recall the first time we found ourselves on a mommy forum. Did it not feel like  you’d entered an alternate universe where people talked about poop in code? DH, DD, LO, WTF ARE THESE WOMEN TALKING ABOUT?? I guess the logic is that by abbreviating EVERYTHING, you’re saving time. I…

HAVING KIDS IS COOL. I SWEAR.

I have to be honest with you… Sometimes having a kid (or multiple kids, I’d imagine) blows.  Yeah I said it.   There are mornings when you look at your clock and the numbers 5:30 stare back at you and say mockingly, “hey, you signed up for this” – which makes you wish for a…

SH*T PREGNANT PEOPLE SAY

Pregnancy is no fucking joke – the constant aches and pains, the chronic digestive issues, the unfortunate lack of alcohol. It’s miraculous but it’s also weird AF. In just 40 weeks, women are faced with a slew of new and foreign experiences; experiences that compel them to say some pretty bizarre shit. If you’ve ever…

MY VAGINA’S DATE WITH TECHNOLOGY: THE EMSELLA JOURNAL

In case you missed it in our IG stories (where have you been?!), you should know that we (well, Aleks) recently signed on to try out some new technology to address Stress Urinary Incontinence (S.U.I.) – the condition that makes you pee a little (or a lot) when you laugh, sneeze, cough, jump or do…

LOST + FOUND: L.A. RECAP (GRAND FINALE)

It was Sunday morning and 3 girls had driven 2 hours to run around in the desert for 4 hours with terrible cell phone reception. Just as we’d thought,  Joshua Tree was the perfect antidote to the insanity we had endured for the preceding 3 days on the coastline. The air was crisp (in fact,…

LOST + FOUND: L.A. RECAP (PART 2)

Amidst the fire-induced chaos (and the terrible air quality), we made our way to our reading at Hatch. While we were getting our books set up, a new mama came in looking for underwear – she had only been given 30 minutes to evacuate her home and had forgotten to pack underwear. Fucking. Underwear. This…

LOST + FOUND: L.A. RECAP (PART 1)

At first I attempted to get this all out in one go, but there’s simply too much ground to cover. The final (Cali) leg of our mini book tour was eventful at least and terrifying at most. This post tells the story of our first 24 hours on the West Coast. We arrived in la…