“Body Neutrality” Is the Best That I Can Do

A few days ago, I pulled out a romper from the back of my closet. The black fabric was slightly wrinkled, a few beads on the neckline coming loose on the thread. I hadn’t worn it since the summer of 2016, almost two years ago at this point, months before I got pregnant. I stumbled […]

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The Tug of War Between Being “Perfect” and Being “Real” Online

There’s a lot about motherhood that’s talked about on the internet. Mom blogs are rampant — and you can find one on almost every topic. If it’s not a mom blog, it’s a mom Instagram account. Or a mom YouTube channel. All of which are gleaming with the superficial: lists of favorite products, the ingredients […]

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The One Thing I Wish I Knew About Baby Sleep Before I Had a Baby

I write a lot about sleep on this blog (proof of which is here, here, and here), and even though I think new moms (myself included) are a bit too obsessed with a baby’s sleep schedule, I’m going to write about it again. But this time, with a bit of hindsight at 20/20. Before having […]

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5-6 Month Routine

I’ve been a little behind in posting my routines, mostly because I went through a period around 5 months when I started hating having a schedule. Izzy really started fighting her naps around that time, and it made everything ten million times harder. That said, ever since we started sleep training (more on that to come), things […]

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Sleep Training: Part I

I’ve written a lot about baby sleep so far in this blog, and anyone who has ever been a new parent can probably understand why. Babies need a lot of sleep, but they fight sleep at all costs, making for a truly difficult and frustrating combination. For a while, Izzy was a really good night […]

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Squeak! Our Experience With Laryngomalacia

I wanted to write a post about our recent medical experience and Izzy’s diagnosis of laryngomalacia, in case any other parents are currently going through it. Before we had all of our tests and appointments, I was so scared and would have loved to read something from another mom. So, I hope this helps anyone […]

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On Time, And Learning to Hold On To What’s Possible

I remember being a kid, and thinking that the school years lasted forever. One cycle of September to June felt like an eternity, as I counted down the days until classes ended and camp began. Of course, once summer came, everything was reversed. I’d blink, and the first day of camp became the last. My […]

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Let’s Talk About…Postpartum Hair Loss

Real talk: postpartum hair loss sucks. I have a lot of thick hair, and, before pregnancy, it would naturally shed here and there — especially if I were brushing or styling it. While I was pregnant, my normal shedding stopped, and my hair felt extra full and shiny. But just a few weeks ago, about three […]

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Regarding the Pressure For New Moms to Be Perfect

It begins, appropriately enough, with pregnancy: the need to do everything — and I mean everything — to perfection. Drink enough water. Exercise, but not too much. Eat healthy foods, but watch out for ones that are dangerous. Get the nursery ready, but don’t over-exert yourself. “Sleep while you can,” but not on your back. Prepare as […]

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What You Don’t See On Instagram

Most people probably know that Instagram isn’t a good representation of real life, but it’s easy to get caught up in an idea of what your life should look like, especially while scrolling through other people’s picture-perfect ‘grams. A few weeks ago, I was talking to my husband about one of my friends who has a […]

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