Yvette Manes

Yvette Manes is a Cuban-American mama of 2 who is proud to be a native Floridian. As a freelance writer and blogger, her work has appeared on Scary Mommy, Today Parenting Team, Bon Bon Break, Parent.co, Sammiches & Psych Meds, and more. She is a TV addict with no plans for rehab, an audio book aficionado, a podcast enthusiast, and an advocate of the Oxford comma.
Recent Articles

6 Ways Losing Sleep Affects Your Parenting

If someone asked me the one thing that would make my life infinitely better, I would likely say a million dollars. Of course, the ability to get more sleep would come in as a very close second. I don'...
By Yvette Manes

How Discharge Changes When You're Breastfeeding

Think back to when you were 15. The word "discharge" was probably up there with "moist" as one of the most cringe-worthy things anyone could say. Then you grew up, starting trying to get pregnant (or ...
By Yvette Manes

13 Perfect Mother's Day 2017 Gifts From Amazon

Every year I say that I don't want anything for Mother's Day, and every year I am lying through my teeth. Of course I want a Mother's Day gift. Every mom, even those who swear they just want to spend ...
By Yvette Manes

How To Make Slime With Wood Glue

Kids have been fascinated with slime for years. Even as far back as the '80s, I longed to be on the set of Nickelodeon's You Can't Do That On Television just so that I could have the famous neon green...
By Yvette Manes

6 Things That Happen After You Eat Carbs

There are as many diets as there are people try in an effort to drop weight or eat healthier. Depending on the current fad, you may be advised to avoid all fats, avoid all carbs, or just survive on le...
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How Anal Sex Feels Different when Pregnant

If there is one topic that is still considered relatively taboo, it's anal sex. That's not to say people aren't having it. Men and women of all sexual orientations partake. But, if you still haven't c...
By Yvette Manes

9 Old Wives' Tales About Baby Care You'll Want To Ignore

When I announced my first pregnancy, my Godmother gifted me with a stack of baby books she'd read while raising her three children. Although the newest book was at least 15 years old, I figured that n...
By Yvette Manes

Here's The Reason Why Your Kid Hates Meat

One of my biggest challenges as a mom has been meal planning. Not only must I feed my kids three healthy and balanced meals per day, but I have to figure out how to get creative in the kitchen using t...
By Yvette Manes

Can In-N-Out Burger Increase Your Milk Supply?

Breastfeeding moms who would like to increase their milk supply may turn to galactagogues. These are foods or drugs that are believed to increase the amount of breast milk the body produces. New moms ...
By Yvette Manes

7 Toxic Habits That Set You Up For A Lifetime Alone

You might not realize that it's happening, but your actions may be paving a one-way road to solitude and loneliness. Almost everyone is guilty of occasionally doing things that cause friction in their...
By Yvette Manes