Steph Montgomery

Mom, stepmom, writer, runner, and activist. Steph loves science, politics, home improvement projects, and pie and hates cake, traditional gender roles, and the patriarchy.
Recent Articles

12 Crazy Things I Did In My New-Mom Haze

Your first few weeks as a new mom feel like they go way too fast and like they will go on forever, simultaneously. For me this time is bittersweet, filled with warm baby snuggles, intense worry and se...
By Steph Montgomery

11 Moments During Pregnancy When Your Partner Needs To Back Off

While I tried to keep my partners in the loop about what was happening with me, my health, and our baby's health during pregnancy — and most of the time I really did want them to be there with me for ...
By Steph Montgomery

Honestly, Babysitters Are The True Heroes Of Mother's Day

Last year I had the best Mother's Day ever. Ironically, it was the first one in seven years that I spent apart from my kids. I thought it would be weird or lonely without them, but it was actually pre...
By Steph Montgomery

10 Reasons People Need To Stop Romanticizing Co-Parenting

These days it seems like everyone knows someone who's "best friends with their ex." In movies about divorced parents, they almost always end up working together, as a united team, or even getting back...
By Steph Montgomery

10 Things I'd Rather Be Bedsides A "Crunchy"

Hello, my name is Steph, and I'm a recovering "crunchy" mom. That's right, I was a granola-eating, organic vegetable-growing, herbal tea-drinking, hybrid car-driving, midwife-birthing, documentary-wat...
By Steph Montgomery

10 Labor & Delivery Moments That Prove You're A Badass

Growing tiny humans is seriously one of the most badass things I've ever done. However, in my opinion there's nothing more badass than labor and delivery (and this is coming from someone who runs mara...
By Steph Montgomery

12 Things My Body Was Trying To Tell Me Post-Baby

I don't know about you, but physical recovery has always been difficult for me. I overdo things when I'm sick, which usually backfires and makes things much worse than they would've been if I just lis...
By Steph Montgomery

13 Ways '13 Reasons Why' Accurately Portrays Teen…

When I started watching 13 Reasons Why, the only thing I knew about the show was that it was about teen suicide, and my husband jokingly called it Saved By The Bell Jar. I had no idea the story would ...
By Steph Montgomery

10 Things People Feel Fine Saying To Sleep Deprived Moms

Sleep deprivation is real, and really freaking hard. It would be a really good way to make me break during an interrogation, because if someone promised me a solid eight hours of sleep I would agree t...
By Steph Montgomery

10 Fool-Proof Ways To Respond To Your Toddler's Tantrums

With five kids between us, my husband and I have experienced too many toddler tantrums to count. From mornings where no one seems to want to wake up, eat breakfast, or find their freaking shoes to bed...
By Steph Montgomery