I am on the count down to delivering my second baby. Only four weeks left! Like most women in this position I am feeling the gamut of emotions: Joy at the thought of this much-anticipated baby (we have always pictured...
I have severe anxiety about my kids at night or anytime that they leave my side. Overnights and even day babysitting trips with the grandparents are always difficult for me because I image all the worst things happening to...
It happened. I yelled at someone else's kid at the splash park. I knew it was a possibility, I just didn't expect it to actually ever happen. When we got to the splash park (a playground with random sprinklers and fountains...
As I hurried down the ramp in the hospital parking garage, I could hear every step as my flip flops hit the pavement. It echoed in a muffled way, like I was underwater, drowning. And in a way I...
  Updated: Since originally publishing this post on this website it has been posted on the Huffington Post Parents page as well as several other sites. All content originated here at The Everyday Mom Life. The news broke today that a...
We are at the end of our breastfeeding journey and I’m really conflicted about it. In fact, I’ve had such a hard time writing about it because I don’t know if I’m happy or sad. On one hand, I can...
Four months ago, I spent four days and nights sitting vigil with my family while my dad died. (Technically he was my stepdad but he was a dad to me and I have found that many people immediately dismiss...
I was cruising along yesterday doing really well. We were on time. I had my coffee. My daughter had her muffin and we would arrive at school by 8:30. I was dressed well for work. I had heels on,...
I have been lucky enough to have a few groups of close friends since high school and college. I have made new friends through out the years and may feel closer to them at times. But there is something...
This weekend was the official start of summer and the official start to something most moms dread – bathing suit season. Whether you think your legs are too large, your belly sticks out too far or baby got back,...