Things I Never Said Until I Had a Toddler

When you’re a parent, you think your kid is awesome and great and better than any kid that has ever existed. Then they become a toddler. It’s almost like your child turns into an untrained puppy. Pooping in the middle of the floor? Yep. Chewing on things that may or may not be food? Mmhmm. […]

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Five Tips for Raising Your Kids to Have Self-Confidence

I have a knee-jerk reaction to ignore so much of the parenting advice on the internet. First, a lot of it just seems arbitrary and judge-y. (Second, a lot of it seems downright wrong — I’m not here to provide receipts, but I’m sure you’ve found plenty of your own evidence in this category!) But […]

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Four Ways to Deal With the Anxieties of First-Time Parenthood

I had big plans to be a super chill mom when my first baby was born. Whatever happened, I’d roll with it—I’d stay calm, the baby would stay calm, and it would all be super, super chill. Cut to me sobbing within ten minutes of returning home from the hospital with my new baby because […]

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Virtual Ways You Can Support Black Lives Matter

Most of us agree that Black Lives Matter is a legitimate call for social justice. Well, all of us except for that weird relative who likes being loud and wrong on Facebook. Now the question is: how can we support the movement without being physically present? So, if you are serious about wanting to help, […]

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How to Stay Sane While Being Stuck at Home with a Newborn

With my right boob inside of my newborn’s mouth, I look at the clock and wonder, what has become of me? I’m a shell of the woman that I used to be. Pre-Baby Sujeiry (PBS) was a hot piece of ass with highlighted hair that framed her beat face, a tiny yet mighty rack, tight […]

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The Art of Maintaining Friendships While Adjusting to Mom Life

Remember back before you became a mother, when your brain functioned properly? It was so easy to have friends back then— you could meet people for lunch, carry on conversations about a variety of topics, and stay up past 9 p.m. It can be difficult to manage a social life when you suddenly feel like […]

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Five Mental Health-Caring Habits You Can Teach Your Kids

Taking care of your mental health is important in the best of times, but it feels doubly important when you’re a parent (which, incidentally, is NOT always the best of times). Not only do you need that valuable mental strength and clear-headedness to get through yet another day of cleaning up the same shit over […]

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Three Tips for Getting Through Your First Pregnancy

I’ve been pregnant just once — but it was a twofer. I welcomed boy-girl twins in the sweltering mid-summer of 2014. At birth, they weighed a combined total of 12 pounds, two ounces, but who’s counting. I’d call my pregnancy extreme — for the reason alone of my bump’s formidable size. (In fact, thanks to […]

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Seven Resources for Talking to Kids About Race

Red fish, blue fish—let’s talk about color. It’s one of the first things kids name and recognize, and skin color is no exception. Kids aren’t colorblind. They see and notice a difference, so it’s important for parents and adults of all backgrounds to start the conversation about race as early as possible. Luckily, there are […]

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Five Reasons Breastfeeding Needs To Be Normalized

Your baby starts crying and isn’t tired or in need of a diaper change. You deduce that she is hungry, so you lift up your shirt, pull down the flap of your bra, and start breastfeeding.  Sounds simple enough, right? Well, it should be, but that is not always the case. For some reason, even […]

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What Being a Team With Your Partner Looks Like After Kids

When my husband and I got married, we thought we were a pretty good team. We had been through a lot already: cancer, moving, unemployment, living together. We trusted each other. We loved each other. We figured we could handle anything. What we didn’t know was that having kids is like jumping out of an […]

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Six Tips for Working from Home When Kids Are Around

It’s been a while since I trekked home with the kids from school, only to be told to never come back. Well, not never, but that call at 5 a.m. telling me school was closed – for at least a month! – felt like I had been suddenly thrown into the prairie dog exhibit at […]

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Matching Hairstyles You Can Really, Totally Rock With Your Kids

Because twinning (and embarrassing your little) is winning! We all know that #twinning is #winning. Who better to twin with than your kids? There is only one rule for the perfect matching hairstyle: there are no rules. Here are some fun and playful styles that will be appreciated by children and grown-ups alike. The “Judgement-Free […]

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