Mom, Myself, & I

pregnancy tes

When you wait until you are 33 years old to try to have your first baby (and spent the better part of your 20s and 30s in full-on birth-control mode), you really have no idea how fertile you might be. When my husband and I first decided it was time to "start trying," I was all about mapping out my cycle, using an ovulation tester to understand my "most fertile days," and then, ahem, doing what it takes to ensure our likelihood of successful conception. And within two months, we saw that ...

Read More

5-Moms-Who-Understand-Who-Should-Really-Be-Wearing-A-Halloween-Costume-This-Year-main

There have been so many (wonderful) movements to get moms into pictures – Allison Slater Tate’s, The Mom Stays In The Picture struck a chord with mothers around the world for it’s straight-forward poignancy and call to action to stop disappearing from our children’s – and our own – stories and Bridgette White’s, Exposed by my children for what I really look like told the all-too-relatable story of wanting to delete photos of ourselves simply because we don’t look (mythically) ...

Read More

to my teen

Fact: What parents think of their tweens and teens matters to them. This is common sense, right? But somewhere around the time that our kids trade in their little kid status for tween and teen-dom, we parents tend to lose sight of this. Our kids suddenly seem so different – emotional and sensitive and peer-focused; and parents love talking about these traits, probably because they’re new to us and we feel suddenly off-kilter in our parenting. But the truth is, tweens and teens are ...

Read More

12-Women-Who-Absolutely-Define-Sexy-main

A few months ago an article featuring the word SEXY crossed my feed. It gave me enough pause to take a look, but the content made me keep scrolling: photos of women mid-orgasm. I’ll admit that my mind started wandering with important questions, mostly about the logistics – where was the photographer? What did the pre-photo session sound like? Just… how? And… why? I did, indeed, keep scrolling, but one of the first comments in the thread caught my eye: Why is sex the only thing ...

Read More

8-Pictures-That-Show-Who-A-Girls-Best-Friend-Really-Is-Main

These eight photos prove exactly who a girl’s best friend really is. See for yourself! ...

Read More

7 things you should say every day

When my husband, Jason, and I were on our honeymoon, we kept running into a sweet older couple at the beach, in line, on tours. The woman took to giving me marriage tips each time we saw each other. Hold his hand. Be nice to his mom. Have lots of sex. On our last night, I wondered if we’d see each other again when she appeared behind me. She put her arm around my shoulders and said, “Keep talking to each other.” At the time we were so young and so carefree and so focused on each ...

Read More

www.jjbrusiephotography.com-Michelle-G25-600x400

As I am writing this, it's a perfect Saturday afternoon. 

It really couldn't be more picturesque, really. The wind is softly blowing, the sun is shining gloriously without being too hot, and the promise of fall and adventure is in the air. 

Except for me, the only "adventure" I have going on in my day is a couple loads of laundry to look forward to. 

You see, I'm a stay-at-home mom whose husband works a lot of weekends. And while it feels like most of the world is off ...

Read More

these-are-the-compliments-that-women-really-want-to-hear-main

Ever wonder what compliments mean the most to the women in your life? I want to go straight to the source and asked 11 women just that. And their answers? Are perfection. ...

Read More

10-Pieces-of-Advice-You-Can’t-Afford-to-Ignore-main

One of the most important things I’ve learned in my decade or so of mothering is that the best advice comes from the mom next door. She’s the one who’s been there, who gets it, and who isn’t afraid to tell you how it is. I asked ten veteran moms to share their best, hard-earned advice. You’re going to love what they have to say and I bet you so weren’t expecting #8! ...

Read More

7-surprising-ways-friendships-change-after-baby-main

The topic of female friendship--especially its ebb and flow--absolutely fascinates me. I'm not the only one. In 2013, editors Jessica Smock and Stephanie Spengler exploded onto the book scene with an anthology filled from cover to cover with poignant essays about friendship. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the golden were all delved into. Readers devoured each essay, but this duo kept finding themselves drawn into dialogue about a gutsier portion of the book--the one that covered friendship ...

Read More

Track your
baby's development

Enter your due date or baby's birth date

Poll Question:

Do you sometimes skip your child’s bath time?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
EverydayFamily Daily Sweepstakes
server ip: 10.178.133.177