Ceilidhe Wynn

Ceilidhe is a feminist, wife, and mother. She has a Master's degree in History which she now uses to beat her husband at Jeopardy. She is never not reading and thinks reading and writing romance is a feminist act. Ceilidhe has never met a carbohydrate she did not like.

They Told Me She Might Never Say "Mommy"

Three Christmases ago, as my barely there five-month bump and I sunned ourselves by the pool while on vacation in Costa Rica, I took plenty for granted. I took for granted the flutters that I was just starting to feel. And I took for granted the assu…
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I Had Sex With An Oversupply Of Milk, & Hoo Boy

Postpartum sex that involves milk shooting out your breasts might be a male fantasy, but for me, it was a bit like a parental Inception: like we were both making a baby and also feeding that baby at the same time. I often felt too tired to bone down …
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When We Brought Our Baby Home, My Husband Did Something Incredible

There is a lot expected of your partner when you bring your baby home from the hospital. Basically, it is the non-birthing parent's job to support in any way possible. Support tasks include but are not limited to: taking care of daily chores, cooking…
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No, You're Not Allowed To Touch My Child

There is a woman I see every morning on the walk to daycare. She seems nice enough, and she thinks my daughter is really cute. The problem is she thinks my daughter is so cute that she has the right to touch her without asking. She reaches out and st…
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The Devastating News I Got During My Third Trimester

Before becoming pregnant, I had bought into the fantasy that pregnancy was beautiful and exciting and hopeful. I knew that some of my family members and friends had hated their pregnancies, but I wanted to embrace the experience of creating new life …
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The One Thing Parents Need To Remember During A Tantrum

Dear Man At The Table Next To Ours, The moment I watched you sit down with your dining partner, I was nervous. I was out with my best friend and my daughter, and my daughter was not in a good mood. She was hanging on by the thread that every parent …
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I Showed Off My Postpartum Body On Instagram

Every night before my daughter goes to sleep, I lie on my bed with her and breastfeed her. I've reached the point where I don't have to wear a nursing top or bra anymore: I can just lift up my shirt and let her crawl all over me. One of her favorite …
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Yep — I Pooped On The Table During Delivery

In preparation for childbirth, I did a lot of research. I watched birthing videos, I read up on the different stages of labor, and endeavored to keep an open mind about the experience. One of the things I knew I needed to keep my mind most open for w…
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I Failed To Wean My 1 Year Old & I'm Not Ashamed

Everything in my breastfeeding journey has gone to plan: I started breastfeeding right away, never had a problem with supply, and I've loved every minute of it. Everything, except for one thing: I'm still breastfeeding but I'm not supposed to be. But…
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I Tried The Danish Lifestyle Trend Hygge For A…

The first time I read the word hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) was in a short story by author Tiffany Reisz about a BDSM-practicing Catholic priest and his lover celebrating Christmas in a cabin in Maine. The priest referred to the cabin as "hygge" because…
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The Reaction To Meryl Streep's Speech Is Sexist AF

On Monday morning, I woke up to a text message from my best friend: "Every year Meryl Streep ages, I love her a little more." I immediately turned to the Internet to find footage of Streep's now-infamous speech at the 2017 Golden Globes, where she ac…
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I Used Reusable Menstrual Pads For A Week

The summer before I got pregnant, I decided to buy some menstrual cups. I loved the idea behind them: they're both good for the environment (because I'm not throwing out used tampons, applicators, and packaging every month for the rest of my life unt…
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An Open Letter To My Postpartum Thighs

Dear Thighs, For a long time, I didn't like you. In fact, for most of my life, I hated you, because you were too big. Everyone would talk about the much-coveted "thigh gap," but the only time I ever had a thigh gap was when I was literally doing spl…
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I Divided Household Chores Into Traditional "Pink" & "Blue" Jobs For A Week

When I was growing up, I assumed that all women loved housework and chores. Because I spent my childhood watching Snow White happily clean the dwarves' hovel and Cinderella sing and dance while sweeping up with her mice friends, it wasn't such a big …
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I Talk Openly About My Daughter's Birth Defect, & Here's Why

My daughter was born with a birth defect called agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC), which is basically a fancy way of saying she was born without a piece of her brain: her corpus callosum, or the structure between our left and right hemispheres th…
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Having Sex To Get Pregnant Was The Best Sex I've Ever Had

I've had many different kinds of sex: solo sex, drunk sex, make-up sex, break-up sex, sex for fun, sex for boredom, maintenance sex, angry sex, romantic sex, and married sex. But having sex to get pregnant is a totally different experience. Sex for …
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For The Love Of God, Please Stop Asking Me If My Pregnancy Was Planned

For most of my marriage, I did not want to have children. I was pretty vocal about this fact — mostly because the second I got married, people started asking me when we were going to have kids. When I did finally get pregnant, I assumed that some of…
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I Wore Lingerie To Bed For A Week To See If It Would "Spark" My Love Life

Romance, intimacy, and sex are hard to maintain for a couple who's been together for a decade. Because of that, I am always looking for ways to make it seem like, well, we haven't been together for a decade. We try to make at least one date night a w…
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Honestly, I Had No Idea How Much I'd Love Being "Just A Mom"

I'm just going to say it: I don't like kids. I've never been one of those people who sees a baby on the street and squeals. At my baby shower, while everyone ooh'ed and ahh'ed over various baby paraphernalia, I was like, "Thanks... but what does it d…
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Turns Out, My Amniocentesis Wasn't As Scary As I Thought It'd Be

It is midnight. I am 32 weeks pregnant, crouched on my bathroom floor, throwing up into the toilet. This has been a familiar scene for most of my pregnancy, as I've suffered from terrible morning sickness — the kind of morning sickness that happens n…
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