As A Mother

The Stories We Owe Our Children

The Stories We Owe Our Children
*TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Assault* If the recent media attention surrounding sexual assault has left you feeling raw and fragile, please give yourself the gift of not reading this. Take care of yourself!

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Packing List [Reality Check Version]

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Packing List [Reality Check Version]
Before Theory was born, I had my hospital bags packed and ready to go at 29 weeks. TBH, it hadn't even really occurred to me to think about packing...

The Almost-Baby Blues

The Almost-Baby Blues
Yesterday marked 36 weeks of waddling around with a living, peeing bowling ball taking us residence in my uterus. And, as 36 weeks pregnant is wont...

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...

Unlikely Judges [+ Your New Favorite Social Media Campaign]

Unlikely Judges [+ Your New Favorite Social Media Campaign]
At my 20-week anatomy ultrasound, the sonographer noted that I had a low-lying placenta and my OB ordered another at 33 weeks to see if it had “m...

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 ...

5 Ways We're Letting Other Moms Down

5 Ways We're Letting Other Moms Down
UGH. I know. One more thing to worry about, right? Don't you already spend enough time fretting over all the ways you're letting your kids down, an...

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...

Do It [By] Yourself

Do It [By] Yourself
I am a member of a Facebook community dedicated to cleaning and doing laundry, and most of the other members are also moms (Which in and of itself ...

I won't make my daughter hug you.

I won't make my daughter hug you.
Two years ago, I considered myself a feminist, albeit a lazy one. I didn’t know anything about the different “waves” (truth be told, I still don’...