Gemma Hartley

Gemma Hartley is a freelance writer with a BA in writing from The University of Nevada, Reno. She lives in Reno with her husband, three young kids, an awesome dog and a terrible cat.
Gemma Hartley

Life

"I Thought The Box Of Fried Chicken Was My Baby": Tales Of Postpartum Delirium

Life

I Parent My Son and Daughter Differently. Here’s Why That’s Not A Bad Thing.

Life

Mom Wine Culture Stopped Me From Getting Sober

Life

I Quit Social Media, & This Is What Happened To My Parenting

Life

I Became A Martyr After Baby. Here's How I Got My Mojo Back.

Birth

I Tried To Induce Labor Naturally, & Here's What Actually Worked

At 38 weeks pregnant, a switch automatically flips in my head, and I am officially done with pregnancy

Life

I Tried Parenting Like The Swedish For A Week & *Totally* Fell In Love

Life

I Thought My Water Broke, But What Was Actually Happening Was Way Grosser

Life

I Hate The Toddler Stage — There, I Said It

Life

I Tried Being A Strict Parent & The Change Was Profound

Life

Sorry, But Your Thoughts On Breastfeeding In Public Are Archaic & Sexist

Life

I Ate One Junk Food To Induce Labor & It Worked Like A GD Charm

Life

The Amount Of Emotional Labor We Put On Stay-At-Home Moms Is Horribly Unfair

Life

What You're Really Doing When You Ask A New Mom If She's "So In Love"

Life

This Joke We Make About New Moms Is Not Just Annoying, It's Wrong

Life

I'll Never Forget The First Time My Baby Said "I Love You"

Life

I Hate This Joke About Pregnant Women

Life

Reggio Emilia Made Me A Much Better Mom

Life

I'm So Grateful To My Husband For Helping Me Wean

Life

I'm So Grateful For My Mom's Support When I Was TTC