Woman looking at a pregnancy test
Woman looking at a pregnancy test
Health & Fitness

What no one tells you about trying (and struggling) to get pregnant

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Illustration of mother carrying her husband on her back while caring for son and daughter
Illustration of mother carrying her husband on her back while caring for son and daughter
Lifestyle

The parenting double standard I’m done being quiet about

I’ll give it to you straight: I’m a tired mother of two. My days end…

Mother and daughter silhouette
Mother and daughter silhouette
Lifestyle

Having a daughter gave me the relationship with my mother that I never had as a kid

This essay was originally published on August 13th, 2018. I knew that my second child…

Author and her daughter
Author and her daughter
Lifestyle

What I learned about parenting a child who has depression

I was in elementary school when my grandmother took me to my first therapist. The…

Author with her son on Instagram
Author with her son on Instagram
Travel

I’m considered a “travel mom” on Instagram—here’s what traveling with my kid is really like

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Claire Danes as Angela in My So-Called Life
Claire Danes as Angela in My So-Called Life
TV Shows

What My So-Called Life got right about the parent-teen relationship

Beloved TV series My So-Called Life premiered on August 25th, 1994. To celebrate its 25th…

Mom holding her baby and texting on phone
Mom holding her baby and texting on phone
Lifestyle

The parenting advice from my mom that I have to ignore

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Stroller illustration on polka dot background
Stroller illustration on polka dot background
Lifestyle

I might never be a mom, and I’m okay with that

“So. You’re 27, and single?” I wasn’t in the middle of a first date. I…

Meghan Markle at a fundraiser
Meghan Markle at a fundraiser
Lifestyle

Whether you’re mommy-shaming Meghan Markle or me, you’re only making our lives harder

When I had my first kid, I was terrified. Being in my twenties, I had…

Mom breastfeeding her child
Mom breastfeeding her child
Health & Fitness

Breastfeeding my son was deeply empowering—even when I got mastitis

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Author and her kids next to Millennial Moms logo
Author and her kids next to Millennial Moms logo
Health & Fitness

Being a mom with fibromyalgia means teaching my kids the importance of kindness

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Mom working on a laptop with her son in her lap
Mom working on a laptop with her son in her lap
Lifestyle

Why being a millennial mom feels so different from our own moms’ experiences

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Leslie and Ann hugging in a scene from Parks and Recreation
Leslie and Ann hugging in a scene from Parks and Recreation
Friends

The nerve-wracking and empowering process of making a new friend after 30

Two moms hugging child
Two moms hugging child
Lifestyle

How “mom co-ops” gave me the community that my son and I were missing

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Illustration of adult daughter, grandfather, and two kids at a store
Illustration of adult daughter, grandfather, and two kids at a store
Lifestyle

How I’ve reconnected with my father in adulthood

Father’s Day was a holiday my brother and I never quite celebrated. It merely served…

Collage of Samantha, Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda from Sex and the City
Collage of Samantha, Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda from Sex and the City
TV Shows

Watching “Sex and the City” with my mom was our unexpected bonding ritual

Sex and the City premiered on HBO on June 6th, 1998. Late Thursday nights looked…

Illustration of a Black mom and her baby on a pink bakckground
Illustration of a Black mom and her baby on a pink bakckground
Lifestyle

I love being a mom—but motherhood is not all I should talk about with friends, coworkers, or even my own family

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Picture of Amy Schumer Back to Work
Picture of Amy Schumer Back to Work
News

Amy Schumer went back to work just two weeks after giving birth, and she’s already being mommy-shamed

We were already pretty in awe of Amy Schumer, who worked throughout her pregnancy despite…

Collage of mother and son on top of a map
Collage of mother and son on top of a map
Travel

Why being a mom encourages me to travel more, not less

Growing up, my mother’s favorite unsolicited advice was “don’t get pregnant.” It was a constant…

Polaroids of author and her boyfriend
Polaroids of author and her boyfriend
Lifestyle

How the loss of my mother prepared me to grieve for my partner

My mom passed away five days shy of my seventh birthday. It was the first…