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A Love Letter to My Last Child

Dear last child of mine, You are the last baby I will hold, the last baby whose soft body I will smell, the last one I will feed and comfort at night.

I Just Finished Her Baby Book

Fine, I'm not EXACTLY totally finished. There are slots in my daughter's baby book for photos that are sitting empty that need to be filled. I have to remember what she was given for her fifth birthday party, even though I could confidently guess "princess stuff" and "My Little Pony...

The Diaper Continuum: From Clean to Why Did I Reproduce?

After three babies, I've seen it all. And by all, I mean that there's a continuum that new moms don't know about as they head into the unchartered territory that is diaper changes.

Puppy Surprise Is Everything Wrong With Maternity Care in America

The box invites you to see Puppy Surprise make weird panting noises. It is not the sound of a happy dog. It is the sound of a dog mid-panic attack.

Preparing for a New Sibling

We asked our #RealityMoms what steps they took when preparing for the arrival of a new sibling.

In Defense of Unusual Baby Names

The first day of school would inevitably include the correction of my name in the vast majority of rolls called. It’s not “Rhianna” or “Rhiawwna.” I don’t know why people seem to assume the “n” is silent.

The Diaper Continuum: From Clean to Why Did I Reproduce?

After three babies, I've seen it all. And by all, I mean that there's a continuum that new moms don't know about as they head into the unchartered territory that is diaper changes.

On Growing Into My Motherhood

As the deep sediments of my soul shifted and settled, I saw more clearly through the eyes of a mother. Motherhood was nothing like I had imagined.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Motherhood

As new mothers, we all want to know the secret that all the other good moms seem to know. Here are ten tips that will help you, mama.

No Shame: I Sleep When The Baby Sleeps

Sleep is a natural function that is necessary for a healthy, productive and happy life. Don't judge me - I sleep when the baby sleeps.