Category: motherhood

To All the Mothers: This Body Has

To All the Mothers: This Body Has

To all the women whose life has been transformed by motherhood, please watch this video. Happy Mother’s Day!

Trigger warning: Mama, please defend your daughters

Trigger warning: Mama, please defend your daughters

I was eleven years old. I know it was summer because I was wearing a black one-piece bathing suit and my hair was wet. We’d spent the day at the lake with my cousins, my aunts and uncles. It was…

The humble pie of motherhood

The humble pie of motherhood

I’m sitting in a sun-drenched patio and I’m trying to find a sliver of shade so I can stop squinting. I’m pouring my heart out to an old friend, talking about struggles with my teenage son. Name all of the…

Talking about homebirth with Super Mamás

Talking about homebirth with Super Mamás

I had heard so many good things about the Super Mamás podcast, which is a weekly broadcast where sisters Bricia and Paulina Lopez sit down and talk about all things motherhood, sharing their knowledge with other moms — both new, expecting and…

The role of a midwife

The role of a midwife

Birth stories are always a lovely thing to read because it gives you the opportunity to hear about someone’s transformative experience during childbirth as you recollect your own. Back in the olden days of the interwebs, written stories were all…

Pour generously into your children

Pour generously into your children

This is a story about how my parenting came full circle. When I became a mother, I was all in. I threw myself into the role of mama. I took the job of taking care of this tiny person that…

When your daughter is a tween feminist

When your daughter is a tween feminist

The older my daughter gets, the more she reminds me of myself. Every time I think on it, it catches me by surprise. You see, she doesn’t really look like me, with those impossibly thin, long limbs and the straight…

Dear Mama, you are doin’ good

Dear Mama, you are doin’ good

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions…

Why people of color parent their kids the way they do

Why people of color parent their kids the way they do

The sad reality is, this is exactly why people of color parent their kids the way they do. They fear for their child’s life and would rather step in and deal with them harshly rather than let them be killed on the…

Netflix: Roseanne taught me everything I know

Netflix: Roseanne taught me everything I know

There are only a handful of TV shows that really mean something to me. Roseanne is one of those shows. This sarcastic, blue collar, chubby mom of three from the Midwest practically me everything I know about being a mom….