If you had asked me about postpartum depression a few years ago, I might have said it was not a real thing. I might have said that mama was just tired, or that mama needed some help. I might have smiled and nodded at someone who said she was experiencing it.
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Yeah, we take advice from our Facebook mommy groups rather than from the pediatrician. We keep our babies in the same room with us until they’re a year old because that’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics says is best. It’s not that we actively try to go against traditional parenting beliefs, but the new […]
After giving birth, I didn’t poop for EIGHT whole days. Yes, you read that right. EIGHT DAYS. Thankfully, my lovely nurse at Baylor Hospital in Grapevine, Texas, shared the secret to comfortable poops with me, and now I am here to share it with you.
As moms, we do all we can to keep memories of our children fresh in our minds. But what about our firsts? Moms of all stages can attest to the constant barrage of newness, so here’s to a few motherhood firsts.
What matters is how privilege is used. Understand this: No one is asking white people to relinquish or feel ashamed of their privilege. White people need to acknowledge this privilege and use it for good.
Bad words aren’t bad. They are passionate and evocative. Their specific connotations are irreplaceable. All that was fine and dandy until the day that my eight year old dropped a box of dominoes and yelled out, “Dammit!” at his great grandmother’s house.
Sometimes after several nights, my kiddos would become exasperated and my excuses became more elaborate . . . “This must be a busy tooth season,” I’d say.