Tag: advice new mom

A Letter From My Friend: Of All the Adventures I’ve Had, This is the Best One Yet

Last year I wrote a letter to my friend.  She was pregnant with her first child and there I was with two of my own, certainty an expert by then (ha!), so I filled her in on some things I wish I knew before becoming a mom.  Well, a year has passed since I wrote that letter and today my friend

Continue reading

A Letter To My Friend: What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Mom

My Dear Friend,  In a few short months, you’ll meet that little person growing inside you and your life as you know it will be gone.  There will forever be two yous: Before and After.  You’re no stranger to change – you picked up and moved to Spain to teach English, you relocated to Chicago

Continue reading

Putting My Breast Foot Forward

Oh breastfeeding… nothing can truly prepare you for it. All I knew was that I had decided to breastfeed my children, at least for the first 6 months of their life, just like the poster in my OBGYN’s office said. I thought, “What a piece of cake! Why wouldn’t every mother do this? Besides the obvious monetary benefit with not having

Continue reading

Strangers Say the Darndest Things…

We’ve all been there. You’re standing in line at the grocery store, minding your own business, maybe scanning the tabloid headlines as you think about what to make for dinner. Suddenly, you see someone, usually either a much older woman or a childless woman, smile knowingly and start to spout unsolicited advice about parenting. “Your

Continue reading