Tag: motherhood

Is 2 Enough? How the Pandemic Might Change Our Plan

My husband and I have always known we want three children. I am one of two, and my husband is one of four. I...

You Are My Sunshine :: A Letter to My NICU Baby

You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. We were sure we couldn’t get pregnant naturally and were making moves to start IVF. But then, my baby...

We’re All Stage-5 Clingers Now :: On Pandemics and Separation Anxiety

I never thought we’d go four months straight with two kids and NO babysitter while my husband and I both work. But there are a...

What to Read and Who to Learn from as You Become...

As the last few months have shown us, many of us have A LOT to learn — and put into action — when it...

The Virtual Burnout :: In-Person Connection Can’t Be Replaced

If there is one adage I can relate to over the course of COVID-19, it's "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone."...

Meghan Block, Owner of Boston Moms, Gets Real About New Motherhood

Boston Moms is thrilled to share this guest post written by Stephanie Rampello, co-founder and CEO of WellNested, a female founded startup on a...

To the Moms of Kids with Special Needs :: Pandemic Edition

To the moms of kids with special medical needs, I see you. I see you in this quarantine, trying to hold it all together....

To the Mama with a New Baby… We’re Still Here

Becoming a new mom is hard on any given day. But to the mama who has delivered a brand new baby during the time...

I Didn’t Lose Friends — I Gained Friendships

Sure, I lost friends. People faded away who thought they didn’t have anything in common with me anymore. That makes no sense, because what I love and who I am didn’t completely change. I still love sports and tell long-winded stories. I still drink too much coffee and laugh awkwardly. I am still me, just with kids added. The loss of those people from my life didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would, because what I lost in quantity of friends, I gained in quality of friendships.

You Might Be A Good Mom If…

Some days I wake up ready to dominate the day: Healthy homemade food prepped for my littles? Check! Limited screen time and lots of...

I Lowered My Entertaining Standards, And It Was Awesome

And as it turns out, I still am an entertainer — maybe even more so now. Because being a good host isn’t always about putting on a good show. Sometimes, in a stage of life where everyone is running around with their hair on fire and often feeling overwhelmingly lonely, entertaining is about simply providing a time and place for a gathering, and giving permission for everyone to be a little bit of a mess by being a little bit of a mess yourself.

I Am an Iceberg Mom

I often feel like I am misunderstood. Friends will comment on how well I am managing the difficult parenting situation I have been given. They see my strengths, and though I see them too, I also see the work. The energy — both emotional and physical — that parenting has taken. I see the missed opportunities my kids have had because of my fear of not being able to handle a situation.

The View From My Glider

  The view from the glider in my daughter’s bedroom shows a map of the world. Though I bought the map to inspire a sense...

I’m Not Always Mom of the Year (and That’s OK)

Some days are easier parenting days than others. Some weeks fly by with a wonderful syncing of energy, listening, and fun. Some hours are spent crying in the corner, worrying you've scarred your smaller beings forever. Some days we are singing, hugging, and playing with our sweet little ones. Other days we are that mom in the hoodie and sweatpants, chasing after her kids running wildly in opposite directions.

All (Before) a Day’s Work

6:30 a.m. Alarm goes off! Oh my gosh, why are my children so bouncy so early in the morning? And how are their toes so...