There’s no doubt our kids light up our lives. Truly, they are some of our greatest treasures in life. But do you ever feel like motherhood is a little bit harder than you expected it to be? Ok, maybe a lot harder… You are not the only mom who second-guesses the way you do things from time to time, fights mom-guilt, and wonders if there are easier or simpler ways of doing things.
Many of our writers and staff members are moms just like you, and we share some of our joys, struggles, and ah-ha moments with others so they might find help, encouragement, laughs, and solidarity. From newborns and babies to toddlers and tots, these articles will help you navigate and find encouragement during pregnancy and the early years of motherhood.
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5 Things to Do If You’re Struggling With Breastfeeding
From soreness to bad latches, breastfeeding is no joke. It’s a difficult entrance into motherhood (especially for first-time moms) that can be especially rewarding when it’s successful. This article is packed with tips and encouragement to help you through this frustrating season.
How We Get Postpartum Wrong in America
There’s an expectation after birth that the life of a new mother becomes brighter with the arrival of their new little one, and that life pretty much returns to normal. But the mother’s body must now enter the arduous healing stage. There’s a lot of work the body must do to to achieve full restoration, and this article written by a momma of four lists several holistic practices that will boost recovery time.
Toddlers, Tantrums & Time Out: How To Deal with Discipline
Ah, the Terrible Twos! Your little bundle of joy has grown into a miniature human with a louder cry and a penchant to getting into trouble. If you’re not sure how to curb the tantrums, this article will help you to be discerning with discipline.
To the Mom Who Has Postpartum Depression
Even though mommas are over-the-moon for their baby, postpartum depression is a common, yet often unspoken, part of giving birth. It’s a frightening stage for any woman, but this mom’s experience will help those suffering with PD to recognize the signs, seek help, and know that they’re not alone.
You Need to Know This Before Having a Baby
You can imagine it now: that little, snuggly bundle of joy gazing up at you. Those chubby cheeks, tiny toes and gummy grin! What’s not to love? Truthfully, some parts of motherhood are less than desirable. We don’t want to discourage you from having a baby, but you should know these things before you do.
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