motherhood

5 Things You Shouldn't Do In Labor, According To A Labor & Delivery Nurse

It doesn’t matter if you’re having your first baby or your fifth, the unknowns of labor & delivery can always be a little daunting. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.18   |   SHARE
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This Is Postpartum: A New Project Celebrating All Postpartum Bodies And Their Differences

Meg Boggs reached out to other mom bloggers to share their own postpartum bodies for her project This Is Postpartum. They did and the result is Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.7.18   |   SHARE
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5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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As parents, we don’t always have the means to do everything we’d like to do. But that doesn’t mean we have to lie down and quit living.

I’m A Selfish Mom & I Refuse To Feel Guilty For It​

Yes, I was being a selfish mom, I told her. But that didn’t make me wrong. People are constantly telling me to sacrifice my wellbeing for my kids. Read...
Ashley Austrew    |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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art by Julia Green

Why I Took Screens Away From My Kids Even Though They Freaked The F*&k Out

Taking screens away from my kids was no easy feat, especially for the kid who we so often need a break from. This is hard, but isn’t it all? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.4.18   |   SHARE
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I'm 44 and I’ve been in second grade for eight days. What about my child? Well, she’s been in second grade for eight days, too.

Why I Am In Second Grade At Age 44

I'm 44 and I’ve been in second grade for eight days. What about my child? Well, she’s been in second grade for eight days, too. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.29.18   |   SHARE
When he looked up at me with his big, brown eyes and asked, “Mommy is the tooth fairy real?”

Why I Let My Son Believe In The Tooth Fairy

My son had just lost another tooth. When he looked up at me with his big, brown eyes and asked, “Mommy is the tooth fairy real?” Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   08.29.18   |   SHARE
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Photo by Keith Luke on Unsplash

18 Things Your Kid Should Know Before They Go Off To College

The time has come. College is a wonderful time but here are a few things you might want to tell your little parasite before they go. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.27.18   |   SHARE