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Family Self-Care

It’s OK to be a Mess

Yesterday was a pretty rough day. Sleep deprivation, a messy house, and toddler tantrums got the best of me. I’m finding out that loud noises really affect my sense of well-being, and I need to make more of an effort to take care of myself during the terrible twos. Now,…

Papa Posts

The Terrible Times: Toddler Edition

Parenting children can often be described as a roller coaster ride. Following that analogy, parenting toddlers can be described as a blindfolded, upside-down, and moving in reverse roller coaster ride from hell. One moment your angels are eager to demonstrate their comprehension and responsibility, and the next they’re suddenly pushing…

Motherhood

A Perfectionist in Recovery

I experienced a surprising moment of shame yesterday as a parent. For those of you who read my article, 1st Day of Preschool, I was already really nervous about what other adults would think about my children at preschool. I didn’t even realize how much other people’s opinions mattered to…

Pregnancy

11 Baby Essentials for the Fourth Trimester

Pregnant with baby number one, and you have no idea what to buy besides a crib? I’ve compiled a list of essentials that can help steer you in the right direction. There are so many products out there. It can be hard to choose what is best for you. Peruse…

Motherhood

1st Day of Preschool

I dropped the twins off yesterday for their first day of preschool. I’m sure you’re thinking, “What?? Preschool? It’s summer!” Ya I know. But these preschool classes run all year, and the girls finally hit the age requirements to join. They have so much energy that I need to get…

Papa Posts

Outdated Parenting Advice

Parenting is tough, so it is no wonder that we often turn to those around us, the Internet, and anything else to find a remedy for whatever ailment seems to be possessing our child that day. However it is important to use your parental instincts before implementing recommended advice. Now…

Self-Care

Stressed, Depressed, and “Successful”

The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have sparked a trend of people posting about their own experience with mental illness and suicide. Some have shared about friends and family who they have lost, and others have shared their own struggles that led to an attempted suicide. I…

Body Image

Aphrodite Never Had A Thigh Gap

All right ladies. It’s that time of year again: the dreaded swim suit season 😱. That’s right. The time of year when you probably feel more insecure than you thought possible. The time of year when you shutter at the idea of obligatory beach bashes and pool parties. Just know, you…

Papa Posts

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Deciding whether to have one of the parents stay at home after the birth of a child can be difficult. There are an abundance of short and long term variables to consider and even after careful consideration the answer may not always be clear. Initially, wifey and I did not…

Marriage

Happy or Right?

All right. So here’s the truth of it. Yev and I had a little “misunderstanding” about who was writing tonight’s article, so here I am, at midnight, typing away at my computer without any plan or prep. And this is exactly how marriage works. It throws us into situations, often…