MommySync – Page 10 – Connect & Thrive
Marriage

The Power of the Belly

Yev has a super power that most of the Pinchuk men possess. They have this incredible ability to put babies to sleep, effortlessly. When I hand baby V to Yev to hold, I often have to tell him, “Don’t let her fall asleep. It’s not the right time.” And almost…

Body Image

Bachelorette Postpartum

Today I was invited to a bachelorette party, and this immediately triggered a lot of insecurities in me. I was uncomfortable in a bathing suit before children, and, although I’ve done a lot of work on improving my self-image, I’m still not totally comfortable in a bathing suit now. I…

Beauty Body Image

Instagram and Nakedness

Anyone else feel like their Instagram feeds are just full of semi-naked people? I’m all about nudity being an art form etc etc, but I feel like I need to remind people sometimes that they can post about different art forms too. And then there are all of the fitness…

Motherhood

Three Under Three

Let me tell you what Three Under Three looks like. It means we’re potty training and sleep training and introducing solid foods all at the same time. It means we are constantly doing laundry because of spit up, poop explosions, potty accidents, and just general food messiness. It means I…

Special Edition

What Does Mother’s Day Bring Up for You?

Holidays can be very difficult because they remind us of who is gone but not forgotten. When I worked at a substance abuse treatment facility, I learned about how difficult family celebration days can be for many people. At that point in my life, I had yet to experience great…

Motherhood

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having Another Child

My friends and I are constantly asking ourselves if/when we want more children. This is a huge decision. I’ve found it really interesting when mommy threads on social media advocate for one stance over another, when the truth is that this is a very personal decision. Each child is different,…

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And I’m Published!

I’m officially a published writer! Here we are, two months into blogging, and I am published. This seems pretty unfathomable to me. I’ve wanted to be a writer for pretty much my entire life, but I didn’t start seriously considering it as a profession until my early 20s. Ever since…

Motherhood

Failing as a Mom?

Ever felt like a complete failure as a mother? I’ve experienced the word “failure” being part of every mom’s vocabulary. Yesterday was just one of many days where I felt like a failure. The girls watched too much TV. We didn’t get out of the house. I didn’t do any…

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Remembering my Sister on Mother’s Day

We were supposed to celebrate this holiday together, tiny tots in tow. I can picture her little children, hand in hand with mine, sitting at the brunch table. I see braids and bows and baby doll dresses. She was supposed to be Auntie Kimmy to my girls and lavish them…

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Cinco de Mayo in Your 30s

Oh man. I used to love this holiday. I would dress up in red, throw on some party beads, and hit a local Mexican restaurant. I’d eat a basket of chips (maybe two!) with some tableside guacamole and order a couple of tacos. I always went with a pack of…