How I Became a More Confident Mother

As soon as we find out we’re carrying a child, self-doubt begins to creep into our thoughts. We read, observe, question, wonder and worry...

A Letter to my (older) Adopted Child

It is not your fault. It is not always your fault that you are all alone. It is the nature of the beast. It...

My Mom Still Colors Easter Eggs with Me

Nothing can influence a child’s development more than the interactions with their mother. A mother and a daughter have a special connection. One day...

10 Tips on How to Live with your Parents Again

Chances are, you flew the coop a while ago. Whether it’s been 15 years or 15 months, that time of living with your parents...

A Day In The Life Of A Family Of 11

  “Are you done yet?” After a cordial hello how are you, greeting, we’re then met with that direct and curious question my family hears quite...

Kindergarten Graduation: The Hardest Part

Becoming a mother has made me acutely aware of how quickly time flies. People tell you over and over how fast time moves post...

Traveling with Children to Portland for the Weekend

  When thinking about getting on a plane with two 4 year olds and flying 5 hours across the country just to spend 2 days...

A MOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE IN THE WAKE OF THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS

As my husband carried our sleeping 5-year-old son up the stairs and into his bedroom from the car late last night, I breathed a...

BOOKS TO PREPARE AND GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE FOR LABOR

Birthing a baby, though obviously quite normal, seems to be complicated in today’s culture. From the moment you announce your pregnancy, people will have...

THE WOES OF A SAHM WITH A WORK-FROM-HOME-HUSBAND

I love being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). I really do. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely have my struggles with it and it presents its...

Please stop asking me when I'm going to have a girl

There seems to be a universal misconception out there that every time each one of us has a baby we are automatically ready or...

Confession: I Don't Read To My Kids Every Night

Reading is a fundamental right to our culture and according to readingisfundamental.org, we as parents should start reading to them when they are young...

WAHM 5 Tips to Surviving Back to School Stress

https://dailymom.com/nurture/wahm-5-tips-to-surviving-back-to-school-stress/ August 18, 2017 Raising children is a full time job. Raising children on top of holding down a part-time job (or jobs!) from home means...

My Surprising Journey To Better Health And Wellness - Part 1

Hi and welcome to Daily Mom’s brand new, first ever personal column – written by yours truly, Heather. I am beyond excited to share...

He Broke The Cliché - Eli #3 of 9

When I found out I was pregnant with our third baby, I thought, “This is perfect! I’ve always wanted three kids!” to get out...

The Root of Mommy Wars

Can we ditch the terms stay-at-home mom (or SAHM) and working mom? As mothers, we all work. We work to raise our kids and...

The End of an Era - My Last Baby

It is 3:30 AM as we sit here in the dark and I rock your tiny body while you nurse. As you look up...

THINGS I WILL TELL MY DAUGHTER EVERY DAY WITHOUT FEAR

There are dozens of blog posts spiraling virally through the realm of the social media world lately about things that we absolutely should and...

Dealing With A Child Who Is Exactly Like You (& You...

  Whether you had an “oopsy” or methodically, thought out, well-planned pregnancy, your bundle of joy, snuggled in your womb is just waiting to be...

The Online Village: Why Moms Are Always on Their Phones

“Seriously, what are you looking at? Who are you talking to?” “No one. I’m just on Facebook.” “Facebook, Instagram. You’re always on there. I don’t see...

What I've Learned From Loss

Grief, although a natural part of life, is a topic most people avoid. At least I used to, until my sister died. The words...

Seven Ways to Prevent the Stress of being a WAHM

It’s been said to be the best of both worlds — being able to work from home while also being home with your children...

Don't Judge Your Motherhood

It seems like more and more moms are bombarded with perfection. The need to portray this picture perfect life – partly it’s our own...

20 Things That Are a Mom's BFF That Aren't People

  There are things in this world that we moms cling to for our sanity. Each one of us has something different that allows us...

What I Wish I had Known When I put my Career...

“Now, is not my time. Now, is their time.” Those are the words that I have rehearsed over and over. Words that at times, I...

Feeling All the Feels: Sending My Girl to Kindergarten

  I don’t know how it happened. It’s cliche but it’s true. It seems like yesterday the nurse placed her in my arms for the first...

Kindergarten: The First Steps in Understanding the World is Bigger Than...

  Sending my first baby off to kindergarten is a huge milestone for our family, finally concluding the end of toddlerhood, the first test of...

Why I Stopped Being The "Perfect" Mom

  Should I breastfeed or bottle feed? Swaddle or co-sleep? Read to them every night or just hold them close? Never yell or keep my...

Motherhood Through Our Eyes

  We come from different parts of the country and have different backgrounds and lifestyles. But the one thing that has bonded us, and has...

I Used to Feel Like a "Single" Married Mom

It’s the 21st Century, women who are working outside of the home is not an unexpected trend to society anymore. Many households with children...

Momtrepreneur 101-Moms Get Shit Done

When the laundry is piled high, the baby is crying and the UPS man is knocking at the door, Moms are the women you...

REAL LIFE CONFESSIONS OF A SAHM

Nobody said marriage would be easy. And you certainly don’t hear people tossing around phrases like “it’s all rainbows and butterflies” when describing those...

Meet the Real Daily Moms

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful mothers out there! Here at Daily Mom we are known for bringing you useful and informative articles...

My Surprising Journey To Better Health And Wellness - Part 2

If you missed part 1 of my surprising journey to better health and wellness, please read that first, here. I left my doctor’s office,...

Important Life Lessons From My Toddler

As parents we think we must teach our children so much about the world. We want to prepare them for success in leading their...

REAL LIFE TEXTS FROM A FIRST-TIME-MOM

Mommin’ isn’t easy – especially for first-time moms. In the few short days (or day) to follow the birth of your fresh, little bundle,...

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