Archive for tag 'motherhood'


Super Mom

You know how when you are a first time parent, you think of all the practical things you need to learn? How to feed your baby, how to bathe them, how to get them to sleep, how to teach them to walk. And then along the way you find yourself doing things that are beyond […]


The Burden of Care and Mom Guilt

I’ve been struggling with a great deal of mom guilt lately. Sure, I had felt guilty about the odd thing here and there, but I hadn’t experienced the rip your heart out heavy guilt that comes with the territory of parenting. As we readied ourselves to transition W to care outside of the home (two […]

What I Want My Husband to Know

I’ve been thinking about this for a long time and I often wonder if the things I am thinking or feeling are also things that other moms are thinking or feeling. Usually I am hoping that there are people who understand what I am feeling at any given moment, but especially so now that I […]

Life Stages and Friendship

I got married when I was only 24 years old to the guy I was dating right out of college. My older sister and two best friends got married at 31 and 32.¬†And another best friend turning 35 is getting married this year. Our life stages were all over the place. I am really lucky […]

A mom at the tipping point

“Mommy, how was your day? Busy with work and kids?” asks Lila as we snuggle together before she goes to sleep. Getting sympathy from your 5-year-old is probably not where any mom wants to be, but these days, as I have pretty much dropped off the face of the earth except for work and sleep, […]


Daddy Parenting versus Mommy Parenting

It is safe to say that I fell in love with Mr. Starfish all over again when he became a father over the past year. He is an amazing dad and I adore watching him interact with the girls. I always thought that he would be a great dad and it touches my heart to […]

Parenting the Child in Your Arms

I took a new mama class after Crumb was born and it was one of the best experiences I had during my first year as a mother. There were 8 of us, not including the leader, and two hours a week of support and community. Nothing was off limits for discussion and the vibe was […]

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