10 Things You Should Say to Moms

Lately, there’s been a string of “things you shouldn’t say” posts.  I know — it makes everyone feel good to gripe, and these posts get a lot of traffic. They’re just so negative though.  When I read them, I usually think that about 80% of the things on the list are said by someone who doesn’t […]

How to Judge Others

Last week I wrote a post all about Mommy Judgment on the internet.  It was pretty well received. But, there was one intriguing comment, from someone who told me I really ought to clean my floors before snapping a picture.  Apparently if my floors aren’t clean, she can’t take me seriously.  (I’d suggest to everyone […]

Why is My Baby Crying? 9 Uncommon Reasons

Image by Amy Garrett Photography New moms are often exhausted, and uncertain.  Babies can cry from hardly at all, to seemingly all the time.  It’s hard on parents when babies cry a lot — we’re programmed to want to fix it and sometimes that’s not so easy.  After the usual changing, feeding, and sleeping have been […]

Why People Judge Mommies on the Internet

When I first started blogging, over 3 1/2 years ago now, I wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of Mommy Judgment I encountered.  When you put something out there, some people think it’s perfectly acceptable to lash out and judge it, sometimes very harshly.  I’ve been told I’m a terrible mother, my kids should be taken […]