Moms Unfiltered

7 Things You Should *Never* Feel Guilty For When You're A SAHM

In Fear of Flying, Erica Jong said, “Show me a woman who doesn’t feel guilty and I’ll show you a man.” While we can argue whether women themselves are entirely, or even predominantly, responsible for constantly feeling guilty, I see so much truth in…
By Jamie Kenney

Motherhood Has Changed My Idea Of "Strength," & I'm Better For It

Think of a strong woman. You are, very likely and reasonably, thinking of someone who is tremendously accomplished. Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, the Williams Sisters, Elizabeth Cady-Stanton. Someone who, in spite of overwhelming adversity or…
By Jamie Kenney

10 Signs You're An Instant Pot Mom

My Instant Pot addiction started a little over a year ago. To be honest, I didn't know much about them before I saw one for 50 percent off on Amazon's annual Black Friday sale. I asked about them in my mom's group on Facebook, thinking, "Do I really…
By Steph Montgomery

I Didn't Have An Unmedicated Birth To "Get A Medal," Thank You Very Much

We all know about the unofficial Mommy Olympics; the way we’re all pushed to compete and parent against one another. These games start early, too, and your labor and delivery plans are considered the opening ceremonies. Will you go the “easy” route…
By Priscilla Blossom

10 Confessions Of A Babywearing "Failure"

Attachment parenting is all the rage among millennial parents, and among its central tenets are the big three: exclusive breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and babywearing. And while they all have benefits, they're not all things every mom can or wants to…
By Kimmie Fink

8 Confessions Of A Working Mom "Failure"

I'm a mom who works outside of the house. I'm also a complete failure. I'm a failure for many reasons, but mainly because my life-work balance isn't a balance at all. Instead, it's more of a juggle. And I'm really bad at juggling, you guys. And just…
By Dina Leygerman

21 Moms Share The Most Surprising Things About Having A Daughter

When I found out I was having a little girl, I was thrilled, but quickly tried to hold back some of that excitement. When I thought about many of things I was excited about — cute dresses, dance class, playing with dolls — I reminded myself of the…
By Jamie Kenney

10 Fool-Proof Ways To Make Your "Mom Mornings" Easier

As moms, we’re always trying to make life a little easier on ourselves. Why?Because once we're mothers, everyone is constantly demanding everything from us. Whether it’s our babies demanding to be fed, our preschoolers demanding we play with them,…
By Priscilla Blossom

7 Confessions Of A Stay-At-Home Mom "Failure"

When it comes to being a stay-at-home mom, it seems as though people either celebrate us or assume we're lazy. But regardless of how anyone feels about this specific life choice, staying home with your kids isn't easy. And for me, it's nothing like…
By Candace Ganger

10 Confessions Of A Bed-Sharing Addict

There’s a serious parenting problem we, as a society, have to talk about. It’s not about breastfeeding or screen time or any of that. I’m talking about bed-sharing. You see, bed-sharing tends to overstay its welcome. It can shorten your nights,…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Signs Your Baby Likes Mom More Than Dad

My partner and I have a running joke that, when it comes to our baby, I have super secret magical powers. More often than not, our son will immediately stop crying, and his face will light up, whenever I enter the room, he hears my voice, or even…
By Steph Montgomery

15 Reasons The Toddler Years Are *Definitely* The Hardest

As far as mothering goes, I'm by no means an expert. After all, I've only been at this gig for six years now. Then again, I've been at this gig for six years now, and considering it's a 24/7, high-demand job, I can say I've learned a thing or two.…
By Jamie Kenney

8 Things Every New Mom Needs To Hear The Day She Comes Home From The Hospital

After 16 hours of labor and almost three hours of pushing, I finally gave birth to my daughter. She was perfect in every way, except for her weirdly shaped head. I held her and I cried, suddenly overwhelmed by an indescribable, pure love. The two…
By Dina Leygerman

7 Reasons The First 30 Days Of Motherhood Is Definitely The Hardest

My daughter did not want to leave the cozy abode I created for her. After a week past her due date, the doctors decided it was time to induce. I spent 15 hours in labor, and almost three hours actively pushing, until I was finally able to meet my…
By Dina Leygerman

7 Reasons Why New Year's Eve Is The Absolute Worst For New Moms

To be honest, I've never understood the appeal of New Year's Eve. In my opinion, it's nothing but an over-hyped reason to put on uncomfortable clothes, spend an hour of my life obsessing over my crooked eye liner, and, after the birth of each of my…
By Candace Ganger

15 Reasons Why The First Week Of Breastfeeding Is *Definitely* The Hardest

My first child was born on September 3. They say a day lasts 24 hours, but that day lasted months. When you undergo such an enormous change, and you're unable to get a solid night's sleep to differentiate one day from another, you have the sensation…
By Jamie Kenney

As A Work-From-Home Mom, I've Never Felt More Alone

So far, in my over eight years as a mom, I've been a full-time working mom, a stay-at-home mom, and now, a work-from-home mom. Each work situation definitely has its pros and cons, and I'm not really sure which route I would choose if I could go…
By Steph Montgomery

9 Big Plans I Had For Maternity Leave That *Definitely* Didn't Happen

When I was pregnant, I fervently supported the formerly pregnant people who claimed they didn't have the time to get anything done during maternity leave. I guess, for some people, taking care of a newborn was just too much. But for me? Ha. No way.…
By Reaca Pearl

10 Gifts Breastfeeding Moms Want That Money Can't Buy

Once you become a mom, it seems like the focus of holiday gift-giving shifts away from you and to the tiny people in your life. And honestly, you might find that there aren't many things you need or want — other than a full night's sleep, that is.…
By Steph Montgomery

9 Reasons Why I Felt *So* Guilty For Having Oversupply

With my first child, I started to experience undersupply shortly before it was safe for her to start transition to cow’s milk. She was 11 months old and I was producing about one feeding’s worth short of milk for her a day, so I needed to supplement…
By Liza Wyles