REAL LIFE TEXTS FROM A FIRST-TIME-MOM

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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,...

A Complete Family? Not Yet, Says Big Sister, Chloe

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She’s one of the “bigs” but more importantly, my right-hand, underpaid high executive, number 1 daughter. Meet Chloe, she’s the first daughter of our...

WAHM 5 Tips to Surviving Back to School Stress

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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...

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

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

What Being Separated for a Year Has Taught Me

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I'’m separated… from my husband of would-have-been nine years this past spring. There’s no need to go into the gory details that led to...

Stop Asking If I’m Dreaming of Having a Baby Girl

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

A Day In The Life Of A Family Of 11

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  “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...

Don’t Judge Your Motherhood

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

5 Ways to Turn Your Mom Guilt into Something Positive

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Every mom has it – that pang of mom guilt that makes you question everything you have ever done as a mother. Do I...

How to Avoid Becoming a Cartoon of Yourself

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

The Online Village: Why Moms Are Always on Their Phones

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“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...

A Letter to my (older) Adopted Child

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

A Song of Motherhood

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

Traveling with Children to Portland for the Weekend

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

REAL LIFE CONFESSIONS OF A SAHM

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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...

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

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  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...

Feeling All the Feels: Sending My Girl to Kindergarten

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  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...

Maternity Leave vs ME-Ternity Leave: Its No Vacation

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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...

THINGS I WILL TELL MY DAUGHTER EVERY DAY WITHOUT FEAR

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

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

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

Seven Ways to Prevent the Stress of being a WAHM

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

Meet the Real Daily Moms

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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...

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

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“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...

How I Became a More Confident Mother

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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 Day in My Life Stefani

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

BOOKS TO PREPARE AND GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE FOR LABOR

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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...

WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN BEFORE HAVING A SECOND CHILD

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

10 Tips on How to Live with your Parents Again

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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...

Posts We Love – A Letter From A Working Mom To...

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Being a mom is hard – no matter if you are a working mom, or a stay-at-home-mom, or something in between.  Today, we are...

Motherhood Through Our Eyes

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

Easy, Yet Magical Ideas for Elf on the Shelf This Year

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Magical and creative ideas for Elf on the Shelf antics seem to fly off your friends' social media pages throughout the month of December....