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…

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…

REBEL MAMA REAL TALK PART FIVE

All the media we’ve garnered lately with our Handbook for (Cool) Moms has required us to explain what a “Rebel Mama” is – a lot. Normally we’ll launch into the elevator pitch, rife with phrases like: a woman who is unapologetically herself, one who doesn’t let society define who she is once she becomes a…