Laughter heals the soul and makes you feel great but it is so hard to laugh when you're stressed out or doing a trillion things. Moms are so inundated with chores, babies, work, school, social media and more. When do we make time to laugh and I mean laugh out loud?
Judgemental eyes, gossiping, passive aggression and lies. Bullying, in some mom circles, is not done with in your face teasing or physical contact on the playground. It's done with smiles and being fake. If you've ever moved to a new area and quickly realized you needed to enroll your child in a particular pres-school or playdate group because you didn't want to be a social pariah then you are familiar with a world where judgement is common place.
There's been quite a bit of news lately about what it means to be on maternity leave. From politicians in the United States saying women should go back to work after 2 months to authors wanting all the perks of maternity leave.
We love Chrissy Teigen. She lives her life like an open book. Especially since becoming a mom. Chrissy has shown us all we are not alone. Motherhood is beautiful, but moms have it tough and in some cases unfairly tough.
I went to the supermarket this past week like any other trip, but this time without the kids. I had a chance to stroll through the isles and browse. A real luxury in the mommy world. My kids are now older and I never have a chance to walk through the baby isle and look at what's new or smell the baby lotions. I was struck by something I never realized....how big the formula section was. There were so many brands and sub varieties. So, why are there so many options?
Last night at the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Chrissy Teigen gushed about the possibility of expanding her family with a little boy, with husband, John Legend. Her daughter, Luna, now 9 ½ months has been a joy for them both.
There has been lots of political discussion around ending of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) for some time. Now that Republicans have taken control of Congress and the Senate it may soon be a reality.
How many times have you traveled somewhere and had to lug heavy stroller systems or needed to find baby gear asap for your child? I've been there so many times and could not be more thrilled about the launch of a new App, goBaby, a mobile peer-to-peer marketplace for baby gear rentals! It was created by another woman in tech, Natalie Kaminski, who just like every mom on the go had the same issues with baby gear.
"Traveling with kids is fun, but also stressful, and carrying a lot of luggage does not make it any easier," says Natalie Kaminski, the founder of goBaby. "We want family vacations to be as joyful and worry-free as possible, but we don't want parents to compromise their children's comfort and safety by not having the necessary equipment with them when they travel. goBaby connects traveling families with locals who are willing to lend their baby equipment. This way local families get to monetize on items they already own, while travelers get to travel light and worry-free."
In addition to serving the traveling families, goBaby provides parents an opportunity to make money on the items they already own. Children grow fast, and baby gear is expensive, so instead of giving it away, selling it, or storing it in the basement, goBaby invites parents to list their no longer used baby items on the mobile marketplace and make some money while helping traveling families feel at home.
goBaby Travel app can be downloaded on the App Store. Check it out and if you know of a NYC baby gear rental location tell them about goBaby!
Not new to the blogging or journalism platforms we've seen our share in articles discussing the rights of parents when collided with the rights of the LGBT community. Specifically when it comes to double mom homes and double dad homes. Quite often I find myself needing to recognize the struggles these households deal with because of their innate human right. I also identify with these groups because I have people in my life who I love and respect who deal with these struggles.
It almost seems like the words "nursing room" and "politics" do not belong in the same sentence. In a perfect world we would not have to think twice about why and how we should provide nursing rooms to mom who need to breastfeed or breast pump. In a perfect world it would not be political. Society as a whole would recognize it as an human necessity, like we do bathrooms and not think it's ok to breastfeed or pump in a bathroom to boot.