Tag: babies

An Ode to 10 Years of Diaper Changing

I changed my first child's diaper in 2008, and in 2019 I will change my last diaper. With four kids (the last two are...

Chasing Normal

Throughout our five years of marriage, my husband and I have shared a running joke. After my many attempts to make things from scratch...

You’ll Get Through This, I Promise (You Just Might Need to...

Target checkout lady, looking at my cart full of baby food and smiling cheerfully: “Must be Feed the Baby Day!” Me, with just my daughter...

The Light at the End of the Pregnancy Tunnel

I can never talk about the struggles of motherhood or pregnancy without starting out by saying I absolutely love and adore my children. Their...

Memo to New Moms: It Gets Better (No, Really)

"I think we might have made a mistake," I whispered conspiratorially to my husband as we lay side by side in the dark, mindlessly...

I’ll Always Want Another Baby, But I Don’t Want More Kids!

This weekend, I cleaned out my twins' closet. My son is giant, 20 pounds at eight months, and pretty much skipped straight from six-month...

Thanks for All the Memories (I Can’t Remember), Facebook!

I have two giant plastic storage boxes where I keep my children's special things. Things like their first pair of shoes, baptism certificates, baby...

To This Mama, SIDS is Terrifying

When I was in high school, college, maybe even beyond--I wasn't sure I'd ever want to be married or have children. I had big,...

Miscarriage is Not a Four Letter Word

Finally getting that positive pregnancy test result can be absolutely thrilling. Even while you're still unwrapping the second stick to test again because this can't be...