Dina Leygerman

Diana (Dina) Leygerman is a blogger, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. She divides her energy between work, family, girls' nights out, and her (slight) obsession with politics. She loves coffee and sushi and books. She enjoys hearty debates, arguing with her kids over dinner, and watching sitcoms with her husband.
Recent Articles

7 People You Will Legit Hate In The First Month Postpartum

Hate is a strong word, yet so many of us use it so liberally. In reality, it's just a lazy way to describe something a person dislikes deeply. I mean, the English language is full of synonyms for hate: despise, detest, loathe — all beautiful words wi…
By Dina Leygerman

I'm A Millennial Mom & These 7 Stereotypes Are Definitely True

According to, well, everyone, millennials are narcissistic, self-involved, constantly oversharing, and perpetually lazy. Such stereotypes clearly don't paint my generation in the best light. But, as a millennial mom, I can say that some millennial st…
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Telling Moms "I Don't Know How You Do It All" Isn't Helping Us, It's Hurting Us

A long, long time ago, in a life far far away, lived a woman who regularly went to the gym. This woman would pack her gym clothes each morning and rush to the gym after work. This woman "found" time to work out. But now this woman can't "find" the ti…
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8 Signs You're A Wegmans Mom

When I moved up to Penn State as a sophomore in college, I didn't realize my entire perspective on food shopping was going to change. For the first time in my life, I was going to grocery shop on my very own. Also, for the first time in my life, I wa…
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6 Reasons Why I Refuse To Apologize For Planning My Life Around My Baby's Sleep Schedule

A sleeping newborn is one of the best types of newborns. Watching my baby snooze in her crib was easily my favorite pastime when she was an infant and I was a new mom. After a strenuous day of feeding, changing, and more feeding, naptime was essentia…
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7 Things You Can Do Instead Of A "Gender" Reveal Party

According to Google Trends, so-called "gender" reveal parties were non-existent prior to 2010. But by 2017 the search interest for these parties skyrocketed. While there are thousands of things one can do instead of a gender reveal party, parents all…
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7 Reasons Why I Hate Kids' Birthday Parties

Feel free to call me "The Grinch Who Stole Kids' Joy," because I can honestly say, I hate kids' birthday parties. Well, I guess hate is a rather strong word; a word I reserve for more severe situations and ideologies, like bigotry and sexism. So, ins…
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I'm A Working Mom & These 8 Stereotypes Are Legit

Unfortunately, at the core of mommy wars lies the most popular mommy war of all time: stay-at-home moms versus working moms. I had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom and a mom who works outside the home, and while many comments people make abou…
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7 Things Only The Best Older Sister Does

My daughter turned 5 when she was gifted a baby brother. In fact, I missed her fifth birthday party because I was recovering in the hospital. Right after her party, she and my husband came to visit me and our new baby in the hospital. And the moment …
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My Daughter Is Obsessed With Being "Pretty" & I'm Way Past Terrified

Last week, when I picked up my daughter after school, she immediately wanted to know if I liked her hair. "Is it pretty?" she asked. Her hair was pulled up into two ponytails that were intertwined into thick, long braids. A shimmering pink and purple…
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11 Photos You *Must* Take At Your Kid's First Birthday Party

The first few months of motherhood seem to last forever. They're full of change, joy and sadness, fear and excitement, and as us parents do our best to adjust to our new lives and survive life with a newborn. I spent most of the first few months of m…
By Dina Leygerman

7 Things To Do With Your Kid Before Their Sibling Is Born

My kids are five years apart, so when I found out I was pregnant with my second my daughter was old enough to understand what that meant. She wasn't mature enough, though, to really understand how her life was about to change. She would go from being…
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Actually, I Low-Key Love Staying Late At Work

For the past few weeks I attended a non-mandatory training for work. While I didn't have to complete this training, it did count towards the continuing education credits I need. For two Tuesdays, two weeks in a row, I did not come home until around 8…
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I Refuse To Teach My Daughter That "Big Is Beautiful"

When I was a little girl, my dad would yell at me for grabbing extra snacks or cookies. He thought he was being a good parent by preventing me from becoming overweight, like he was. He battled with his weight his entire life, and, understandably, he …
By Dina Leygerman

17 Moms Share How They Discuss Consent With Their Children

How do you discuss consent with children, and at what age do you start? Many parents find consent an uncomfortable topic and metaphorically gasp at the idea of discussing anything remotely related to sex with their young children. But what most paren…
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8 Photos To Take Throughout Your Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding is amazing and I absolutely loved it. Well, once it got easier, of course. I loved hearing my baby call for me, I loved getting a perfect latch, and I loved watching him nurse and fall asleep. I loved everything about our bond together …
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8 Things Dads Shouldn't Do When They're Hanging Out With Their Daughters

My daughter and my partner have an amazing relationship. And, because I am a grown-ass, mature woman, I'm obviously not envious. At all. Not even a little bit. Contrary to what others think about father-daughter dates, I find absolutely nothing wrong…
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6 Things All Moms With Grumpy-Looking Babies Just Know

I am a mother of two, totally different children. In fact, they've been different since before they were born. My daughter was a difficult pregnancy, so I had every symptom known to woman. I also had a traumatic delivery, and she was born with the um…
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10 Moms Reveal The Key To Surviving Your Kids' Sick Days

Last Friday my son spiked a fever of 103.1. He woke up the following day with a horrible cough and inflamed red eyes. A few days later he tested positive for the flu. He's been sick for exactly a week now, and to be totally honest, it's been pretty s…
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5 Fairy Tales All Parents Read To Their Kids That Perpetuate Rape Culture

When I was little I loved fairy tales. In fact, my mom read them to me until I was old enough to read them to myself. So when my daughter was born, I ran out and bought two anthologies of fairy tales almost immediately. But as I read these blasts fro…
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