As A Mother

Joan of Arc’s Got Nothin’ On Me: The Unnecessary Martyrdom of Motherhood

Joan of Arc’s Got Nothin’ On Me: The Unnecessary Martyrdom of Motherhood
He had been snoozing on my chest for half an hour, his tiny face pressed up against my heart, ka-thump ka-thump, ka-thump, when I first dared to ma...

When Your Kid Breaks Your Heart

When Your Kid Breaks Your Heart
A stomach bug hit our house hard this week, and I'm over here just trying to tread water while keeping my infant from catching it. So in lieu of a ...

Recalculating: On Changing Family Dynamics

Recalculating: On Changing Family Dynamics
I was eating a chocolate chocolate chip muffin. You know: the giant, super-dense Wal-Mart bakery ones that are roughly the size of your head. I str...

Gift Guide: Your Partner/Best Friend/Spirit Guide Who Puts Up With Your Nonsense + Loves Your Spawn

Gift Guide: Your Partner/Best Friend/Spirit Guide Who Puts Up With Your Nonsense + Loves Your Spawn
We're wrapping up this year's Gift Guide Series with some adult goodies [but not adult adult goodies...mostly] for that special someone who is do...

Birth Story Tango

Birth Story Tango
If you follow us on social media or read our last post, you know by now that last Thursday morning we welcomed our son, Pax Wilder earthside in typ...

Send This Holiday Wish List to Your Family [Part 1]

Send This Holiday Wish List to Your Family [Part 1]
It’s November, so it’s officially time to start panicking about the holidays. If you’re anything like me, you have a list a mile long of stuff you ...

Ugly Pumpkins

Ugly Pumpkins
When you choose to give your kid a name like Theory, there are a few assumptions you have to make. First, that people will always say, “What was th...

Two Kids Shows You’ll Actually Be Able to Stand Watching on Repeat

Two Kids Shows You’ll Actually Be Able to Stand Watching on Repeat
I’m spoiled. #Blessed, if you will. Why, you ask? Well, I have never had the misfortune of watching Caillou, which, from all reports, is enough to ...

The Burden of Abundant Muchness

The Burden of Abundant Muchness
Does the full weight of the responsibility of being a mom ever hit you out of nowhere and take your breath away? It’s those little, insignificant ...

How to Match Your Kid Without Looking Cult-y

How to Match Your Kid Without Looking Cult-y
What is it about making a tiny person that impels us to dress the same as them? This is my small human and the proof is in the overalls! Mommy and ...

Love at First Sight...or Not

Love at First Sight...or Not
She didn't split my heart open right away. I knew I should love her the second my obstetrician flopped her onto my stomach, but I didn't know if I...

When You Hate Your Partner

When You Hate Your Partner
My husband is a saint. This isn’t a statement I make to be charmingly self-deprecating, but a real, iron-clad truth (my parents and close friends a...