Archive for tag 'motherhood'


Rejecting Mom Guilt

I went away on a 4 day, 3 night long work trip this past week, the longest one I’ve done yet. One of my coworkers who tagged along has a child close in age to D, and this was her first time away since her daughter was born. She missed her little girl terribly and […]

On Body Image and Motherhood

A couple of weeks after discovering I was carrying our second child, I attended a bachelorette party for one of my very best friends. We started the day at a pool at a hip Brooklyn hotel. I was in my new one piece with an ever so slight baby bump, because that’s just what happens the second […]

Mommy Confessions: Sometimes I don’t like my toddler

Even just writing the title of this post, I feel like a terrible mother. Especially as a mother who daydreamed throughout her pregnancy about the idyllic life I would have as a stay at home mom, who couldn’t wait to dive head first into full time child rearing, who admittedly (albeit silently) judged the hell […]

You Might Be a New Mom If…

This time last year, I was just starting to get my bearings in the ‘new-mom’ world. While it was challenging and exciting all at the same time, it was also EMBARRASSING. I did so many ridiculous things, went out in public looking like a complete trainwreck, and garbled my words in a sleep-deprived haze. It […]


Coming Out of the Fog

It has been a long summer in the Lion household! We began a pretty substantial home renovation project in April, and shortly after found out we are expecting our second little one (a baby girl, due in February!). To say I have been overwhelmed is an understatement. Combine a super active toddler, a non-toddler friendly […]


Goodbye “4th trimester,” Hello beautiful world!

I cannot believe what a difference there has been in my life lately! There were times during my first three months when I was super depressed just thinking about my life. I couldn’t believe that my life came to this – feeding, burping and changing diapers. I felt locked down and super sad about losing […]

Finding “me” time

One of my biggest challenges as a parent has been carving out “me” time. It’s an ironic struggle, because as an introvert and a manager of a very busy, very social team at work, wind-down time has always been an essential component of my daily routine and I definitely felt less healthy if I didn’t […]

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