The one thing no one told me about Co-sleeping

By Alyssa Harold, Guest Writer Becoming a parent is one of those adventurous experiences in which you find yourself “breaking all the rules.” More specifically, your rules. You know, those lies you told yourself about your future, unborn, perfect children? Yeah, “my child will never…”a wise person stops before she completes that sentence. I am … [Read more…]

The two lessons I’m sending with my daughter to Kindergarten

By Lauren Lund, Guest Writer My first child leaves the nest this August to take on the murky watercolors of life in Kindergarten. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous for her. She is a unique child and struggles with sensory processing disorder (SPD) and pragmatic language disorder, meaning, she’s socially inappropriate … [Read more…]

The night of the pin-worms and paranoia

By Alison Mezzanotte, Guest Writer Confession: I forever have a “gut feeling” that my baby girl—my only child—has something wrong with her. You are a crazy mom. You are paranoid. Get off of Google. She’s not one of your students—stop trying to diagnose her. These are all phrases I’ve heard on repeat from both my … [Read more…]

Confessions of a First-Time Mama

By Brett Tubbs, Guest Writer Eight weeks ago my husband and I welcomed our first child into the whirlwind of our lives. Exactly seven weeks and six days ago, I had a very different idea of how the curtain on this motherhood drama would rise. Primed with optimism, and a splash of know-it-all pride, I … [Read more…]