Mommy To-Do List

Stop pretending your brain functions well enough to not require a to-do list. Laundry, dishes, bills. Pay attention to your kids. They...

How to Ruin a Paris Vacation

TLDR: Bring your kids. This is most definitely #firstworldproblems, but I assure you, I am not #humblebragging. Three weeks into our...

Potty Training for Dummies

As with most of our parenting endeavors, my husband and I decided to start toilet training our 2-and-a-half year old without consulting...

Latest Loves v.3

The first year of a baby's life can feel like a series of unpleasant hurdles. We wait impatiently for baby to hold his head steady, to...

The Return of Christmas

I've always loved the holidays. Growing up in Hawaii, where seasonal changes are unremarkable, I delighted in the reliable progression...

Latest Loves v.1

So, I've been lagging on the posts lately, because...life with a newborn and toddler. Weekends, especially, are a circus; Monday feels...

The Ticking Time Bomb

If the prospect of giving birth freaks you out, you're not alone. As with other momentous life events -- graduating, getting married,...

Week 4: The Honeymoon's Over, Kid.

For the record, I am no less in love with this little snugglebug. If anything, our bond is feeling less like a fling and more like the...

The (Accidental) Natural Childbirth

What I Wish I’d Known Before Delivering Without Anaesthesia I know several amazing, slightly crazy moms who elected to give birth au...

The Newborn Diaries: The First Five Days

Day 1 I’m admitted to the hospital at 2:15 on a Sunday afternoon, and half an hour later, baby Auguste makes his dramatic entry into the...

The Best Part of Being Pregnant

Pregnancy is a season of life unto itself. Sure, there are downsides - insomnia, nausea, and assorted aches and pains as your body...

Bracing for Baby #2

Excitement, fear, and a little bit of grief. It feels like the calm before the storm. Sure, having a two-year-old is no picnic - and ours...

Love your Lactation Station

I've heard rumors of mythical newborns who wake every 3 hours, nurse, and fall promptly back to sleep, or better yet, who sleep through...

Profiles of moms who inspire

Sporty Girls

What you do - and don't - need for baby

Reflections on pregnancy and parenthood

Preemies and twins and C-sections, Oh my!