Dear First Time Moms

By Theresa Boedeker, Guest Writer Dear First Time Moms, Congratulations! You have joined the honored circle of motherhood. It may look like most mothers have it all together, but the truth is, they really don’t. Most of us are trying to stay one step ahead of our children. Remember this. None of us have children … [Read more…]

Defeating the “Morning Mommy Monster”

By Laura Wailes, Core Writer In the wee hours of the morning, she lurks in the shadows. She stalks her victims, growing more devious and aggressive with every moment. Three innocent children lie in their beds, unaware of the fate that awaits them. As the light crosses their eyes they awaken slowly… too slowly… And … [Read more…]

3 Tips for Surviving Introverted Motherhood

By Sarah Rieke, Core Writer Hi, my name is Sarah and I am an introvert. Anytime personality stuff comes up in polite conversation and I confess that I am, indeed, an introvert, people often respond with comments like, “But you’re so friendly!” or, “But you’re so nice to be around!” or, “But you always make … [Read more…]

I didn’t know Pregnancy Depression was a thing

By Brett Baker, Core Writer When I get pregnant, my first clue is exhaustion. Well, that and constipation, but we don’t have to talk about that. It’s next-level exhaustion. Like, can’t-walk-across-the-house-without-wanting-to-nap type of tired. Like the nausea, I’m one of those lucky ones for whom that exhaustion wanes after the first trimester. Except with my … [Read more…]

Raising kids in a #MeToo World

By Lauren Lund, Core Writer When news broke about some big stars who had suffered sexual harassment, and the hashtag #metoo began circulating my facebook and Instagram pages, I began to think about the times I had been made to feel uncomfortable in my younger years, and how I was never taught to speak up … [Read more…]

The day I told my son about his learning disabilities

By Brittany Meng, Creator and Editor of Mothering Beyond Expectations “MOOOOMMM!” He yelled. “STOP!” “I’m sorry! Sound it out. h-h-h–“ “MooOOOM!” His voice took on an even angrier edge, his eyes flashing irritation. “Benji, just read it. Sound it out. Start at the beginning.” “This! THIS!” “It’s not “this.” There’s no ‘th.’ Sound it out, … [Read more…]

Broken Glass; Spilled Milk

By Katie Hornor, Guest Writer I was upstairs folding laundry when I heard the distinctive crash of glass on the tile floor and a small voice from the kitchen exclaim, “Uh-oh!” I dropped the laundry and rushed downstairs to find my 4 year old frozen amidst a puddle of milk and broken glass, a half … [Read more…]