SCHOOL LUNCH (WT-actual-F)

Over-stressing about the unknown and attempting to slay each stage / milestone (including, but not limited to “back-to-school”) is the bane of every mother’s existence. But remember back in the day when you were anxiety-ridden about all the newborn stuff? Do you also remember how the simple remedy was to step back, relax, and not…

AN ADULT TANTRUM STORY

90% of the time, I‘m chill. It’s a little skill I’ve acquired via birthing and raising a child but also, spending obscene amounts of money on scented candles, listening to 70’s rock albums, and smoking weed. My friends would likely describe me as the “patient mom,” and I will proudly admit it’s something I consciously…

WHAT I WANT MY SONS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR BODIES

For starters, I want my boys to understand their bodies – to know all the parts by name and to recognize that none of them work independently. Everything is connected. I want them to never view their bodies as a source of shame. I want them to never hear me speak ill of my own…

SIGNS YOU’RE A #BOYMOM

YES, gender equality and all the feminism in the world. YES, to not leading them straight to the superhero section at Walmart. YES, to letting them decide what interests them. YES, to not telling our sons that being tough makes them a man. But lets step away from the revolutionary rants for a second (as…

HUNGOVER PARENTING

When you finally make it out of the house for (some strange version of) a night of good old-fashioned debauchery (Woo! MOMS NIGHT OUT), you’ll mostly likely have the best time ever. What follows though, may easily be the worst 24 hours of your adult life… Your baby will most definitely wake earlier than usual…

HOT TIPS FOR RAISING A FEMINIST

If you’re a normal human being living in 2018, you are acutely aware that although we’ve come a long way, we still have a long road ahead when it comes to both gender equity and gender equality; but let’s be positive here focus on the progress for a minute. When we look around, we see signs…

ALL THE TRAVEL TIPS WE’VE GOT

It’s about that time of year when everyone is toying with the idea of getting the fuck outta the Great White North… but air travel with babies and toddlers can seem like far too daunting a task to undertake – especially for first timers. Our advice? If you’ve got the time and the means, JUST…

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT… DEATH

Moms: The Undercover Queens of Morbid Thoughts. Sure, we might always be the first to reassure everyone else that there’s nothing to worry about and that everything’s going to be ok, but our internal dialogue? Oh dude – Stephen King ain’t got nothing on us. Why do you think we’re always going in to “check…

HOW TO NOT BE A JUDGEMENTAL COW

It’s really easy to judge another parent. But being a judgmental cow is a bad look. No good comes of it for any party involved. So why bother? Do you seriously care that much about other people’s kids? Or is it your own kids you’re really worried about? Is your judgement a reflection of your own…

THE SINGLE MOM YOU THINK YOU KNOW

(SUBMITTED ANONYMOUSLY. APPRECIATED IMMENSELY. ) * I’m the Queen of Words and I’m the Queen of Broken Hearts. I am the Queen of feeling too much and the Queen of squirrelling away my pain so I appear unbreakable. I know many women like me, but we hide our feelings (and our tears) and put on…

10 REASONS WHY MOMS HATE THE HOLIDAYS

Moms don’t hate the holidays ALL the time; we just hate the holidays most of the time. Why? Because malls. Mall parking lots. Mall food. Mall people. Because none of our clothes fit right now (because wine and because carbs). Because accidental holiday party drunkenness keeps resulting in pumping and goddamn dumping. Because we’ve blown…