I don't stalk exes all that often. But when I do, I get puppies.

Aug 25, 2014 at 3:00pm | 345 comments

getting pregnant with michelle tea
The thing about people guessing what you’re having, or being really, really certain about what you're having, is they have a 50/50 chance. Odds aren’t bad.
drunk talk
Being in love is great. Trying to force the person you love to have a baby with you (right now) is not.
I have no defense except to say that I was really curious to know if my daughter had what it took to make it into a Target circular.

May 22, 2014 at 2:00pm | 125 comments

First family road trip up the coast: I made my husband spend 20 minutes brainstorming a plan for saving all of our lives should our car careen off a cliff.

Apr 16, 2014 at 6:00pm | 40 comments

If you’ve never been pregnant or you’re not a woman, you might not be aware of the pressure that is placed upon women to breastfeed.
the frisky
Today, I’m 25-years-old and my desire to become a mother is stronger than ever before. I feel like my body’s been screaming to get pregnant for years. Some might say hormones are messing with my head; they probably are.
not the nanny
"Is that your baby?" The question, though not intentionally malicious, implies, of course, that I am more likely the nanny, not the mother.

Dec 9, 2013 at 10:00am | 423 comments

what the parenting books don't tell you
It’s as if my body has some sort of ancestral knowledge of babies being stolen from the cave by wild animals during the night.
These days, it seems I cannot even have a bowel movement in peace. Here's what I'm doing to reclaim my bathroom as a private space.
elizabeth street
For several months, my husband and I have been trying to sleep train our 9-month-old baby so he sleeps the entire night, but all our efforts have backfired.

For the average American mother, “opting in” really isn’t an option—it’s a necessity.
what the parenting books don't tell you
I know that because I’m a mom, people expect me to believe all children are magical precious angels. But really, children are sticky people who put their fingers in their noses.
My daughter's hair is (on a good day) just clean. There's nothing manicured or neat about it; it's a head of fluffy hair that just sits there.

Sep 17, 2013 at 9:00am | 183 comments

first dates
I talk about babies and marriage very early on, not because I'm searching desperately for someone to fertilize my eggs before they shrivel up and die, but because I don't want to get into a relationship under false pretenses.
Does this mean we're raging, unrepentant social media addicts, or just really into sharing our lives' happiest moments? Probably both.
fairy tales
I thought a week of teaching fairy tales to sweet little munchkins would make me want a darling of my own. Instead, it made me want to get my tubes tied. (Almost.)

Jul 29, 2013 at 5:00pm | 114 comments

thought catalog
The pacing and the threats would end eventually and he would hopefully leave the house for a while. But this time was different.
In my new life I was sad (der), sleep deprived, fat, and pee just leaked out of what I assumed was my permanently broken vagina.
good dads
At 21 days old, Joanna Schroeder had severe hip problems requiring hospitalization. Her dad invented and built a device so she could stay home with her family.