Maternity Leave vs ME-Ternity Leave: Its No Vacation

It’s no secret that the United States’ maternity leave laws are some of the worst in the world. New mothers barely have time to...

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...

A Song of Motherhood

Do you have songs that take you back to another time or place in your life? We all do, I imagine. My life has...

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...

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...

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,...

I Want Her To Know - A Message To My Daughter...

I want her to know.   I want her to know that she's strong. I want her to know that she's beautiful, no matter what her size...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Losing My Mommy Tummy With The Mutu System

*deep breaths* Sharing these photos is scary and makes me want to puke a little. But sharing also holds me accountable, and shows other...

How I (Didn't) Heal After Miscarriages and Secondary Infertility

  One in four. That’s how many women will experience a miscarriage in their reproductive lifetime. There are so many women out there that share this...

A Day in My Life Stefani

Have you ever looked at someone and wondered what a typical day in their life is like? We bet most of us have. We...

Screen Time Summer Rules For Kids

I'll be the first to admit - we have a major screen-time issue in my home. I know it's an ever-present issue, but there are...

My Year With Postpartum Depression - How I Got Better

My journey with postpartum depression has been long, surprising, and transforming. You can read more about my story in parts 1, 2, and 3....

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 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...

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...

An Open Letter to My Family about My Post-Partum Depression

Depression has been something that has clung to me like an unwanted acquaintance, and it became more prevalent after my first daughter was born....

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,...

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...

A Letter To My Children About Postpartum Depression

To Benjamin, Julia, and William. My dear, sweet babies. I wish I had a different story to tell about the past few years. I wish...

"Hey Brady Bunch" A Grandpa's Take on Baby #4

Looks like we’re pregnant again. We must be pushing our luck because having baby number 4 apparently is a big deal! After all, the...

How to Avoid Becoming a Cartoon of Yourself

With motherhood comes new pressures, habits, and stress. How you manage those stressors can often define who you are, both internally and to those...

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...

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...

35 YEARS YOUNG: WHAT MY LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT TRUE...

Lately, my children have been telling me that I look beautiful. I have to admit, I take a moment – just a few seconds...

Why I'll Still be a SAHM Even When my Kids are...

If you had told me 7 years ago that I would be a full-time stay-at-home mom, I would have definitively said, "Hard pass. Nope,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN BEFORE HAVING A SECOND CHILD

When I learned I was expecting my second child, I took an hour or two to myself before telling my husband. I basked in...

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...

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