The Unexpected Cost of Always Trying to Live in the Moment

Every summer when growing up, my family would take trips to Cape Cod. My brother and I would spend the days leading up to our trip rifling through our CD collections, deciding which albums to bring with us for the six-hour drive (Blink-182, SR-71, and, later, Motion City Soundtrack were always among the top of […]

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Motherhood Is Not a “Before” and an “After”

When I was younger, I believed in the idea of separate selves. Throughout high school and college, I felt myself consistently shifting — not so much changing, but disappearing and then reappearing as someone completely different. I divided portions of my life into chapters, all of which neatly fit within the pages of my journals […]

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Why Are We All So Obsessed With Baby Sleep?

Izzy was barely a week old before I found myself (in a sleep-deprived state, no less) googling about baby sleep patterns. I stumbled upon various websites and blogs, each with their own tactics and suggestions, some of which promised a “foolproof newborn routine” or something akin to that. I eagerly learned about “wake windows” — […]

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Baby Registry Guide: The Things to Skip

I’ve talked before about how making a baby registry can be super-overwhelming — and for good reason. There’s an infinite amount of products out there, and while babies do need a lot, there are some things that are, quite frankly, unnecessary. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20, and when you’re in the throes of making your […]

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Baby Registry Guide: The Essentials

When my husband and I sat down to put our baby registry together last year, we literally did not know where to begin. There were so many products out there, and endless variations within countless categories. It probably took us the better part of my first trimester to solidly create our registry — and even […]

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On Being “Ready” For Children

When I was younger, I always thought that I’d get “baby fever” overnight. I anticipated it being like a switch that got flipped, and suddenly there would be a new feeling inside my heart that wasn’t there before. The reality, however, was somewhat different. I found out that I was pregnant literally days after changing […]

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A Word On Baby Schedules

If I had a dollar for every time I googled “eating schedule” or “feeding schedule,” I’d probably be rich enough to pay for daycare for the next few years. Pretty early on, I became obsessed with trying to find some semblance of structure within my life — probably because becoming a new mom is super-chaotic. […]

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An Introduction

Since becoming a mom earlier this fall, I find myself with so many motherhood-related thoughts throughout the day, and yet, little to no place to put them all. I began toying with the idea of starting my own blog, and, after much debate about the name, content, and style, I finally pulled the trigger — […]

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