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 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…]

The chance to show up

By Brett Baker, Core Writer I don’t have a lot of personal experience with tragedy. I was fortunate to grow up in a healthy home, and I’ve gotten through most of my adult life without a tremendous amount of grief. I’m thankful for this–very thankful. I’ve dealt with dysfunction, trauma, depression and other heavy issues, … [Read more…]

The Wide Gulf

By Marybeth Davis Baggett, Guest Writer I don’t remember where the tub came from. Probably from my baby shower, or maybe it was one of the items I picked up from the consignment store. I don’t think it was a hand-me-down from a family member, though I did have my aunt to thank for the … [Read more…]

Confession: I can’t stand breastfeeding

By Brett Baker, Core Writer If I got paid for each minute I spend breastfeeding, I’d be able to buy, like, three Anthropologie stores. I could hire a personal chef. I could definitely hire a full-time maid. I thought this each and every time I sit down to nurse my babies. I daydream about all … [Read more…]