Jamie Kenney

Jamie Kenney is basically an amalgam of Marianne Dashwood from Sense & Sensibility, Karen Walker from Will & Grace, and Tom Hagen from The Godfather: a witty and spirited lush who, alas, is just not a wartime consigliere. She has two children, a kindergartener and a toddler, whom she talks about a lot on Facebook, but in a totally charming, not annoying way.
Recent Articles

9 Ways Breastfeeding Made Me Feel More BraveĀ 

38 months, 1,156 days, and incalculable hours. That's how long I breastfed my two children. The days were long and often difficult, but one does not nurse for more than three years if they don't like ...
By Jamie Kenney

12 Ways My Toddler Helped Me Through My Pregnancy Loss

Miscarrying my second pregnancy is one of the most difficult things I've ever experienced. I lost my baby early, at about six weeks, and the loss left me feeling bitter, conflicting feelings for weeks...
By Jamie Kenney

15 Moms Describe The First Time They Were Alone With Their Baby

The first time I was completely alone with my son was sort of like finally settling down with a new Christmas toy you've wanted for months, but have no idea how to actually use. Oh, and the instructio...
By Jamie Kenney

10 Completely Made Up Moms That Should Totally Be A Thing

There are innumerable parenting styles, also known as mom identities, out there. There's attachment parenting, free-range parenting, helicopter parenting, gentle parenting, and I thank the internet fo...
By Jamie Kenney

13 Mom "Screw Ups" I Couldn't Help But Laugh At

We all know there's no such thing as a perfect mother. These days, I think we all sort of go into the game knowing that and, still, it's hard for new parents to realize all the ways they're going to s...
By Jamie Kenney

10 Reasons Why Mother's Day Is A Damn Lie

"Oh great, here we go again. Another annoying rant about some sourpuss who hates Mother's Day," you collectively groan. "Why can't the internet ever let us have nice things?" Now, just hold on you guy...
By Jamie Kenney

12 Dads On Watching Their Partner Go Through Pregnancy

Being pregnant is weird. However, as weird as it is for us gestating folk, I have to imagine it's also weird for our partners, too. So I asked some dads to describe what it's like to watch their partn...
By Jamie Kenney

11 Things That Matter More Than Exclusive Breastfeeding

Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF, as the kids like to say on their message boards) is pretty nifty. I was able to "EBF" my second child and took satisfaction in being able to sustain her entirely from my ...
By Jamie Kenney

11 Things I'll Never Expect My Baby To "Fix" For Me

So I hear you have 99 problems, but a baby ain't one. I also hear you think that if you had a baby you'd have fewer problems. Honey, come sit and chat with your Aunty Jamie. We have so much to talk ab...
By Jamie Kenney

11 Lies The Maternity Section Told Me During Pregnancy

A few weeks ago, after cleaning out my closet, I discovered a box of maternity clothes. I dug through them a bit, remembering multiple trips to maternity clothing shops and maternity sections of my fa...
By Jamie Kenney