Jamie Kenney

Jamie Kenney is basically an amalgam of Marianne Dashwood from Sense & Sensibility, Karen Walker from Will & Grace, and Tom Hagen from The Godfather: a witty, sassy free-spirit who, alas, is just not a wartime consigliere. She has two children, and she talks about them a lot on Facebook, but in a totally charming, not annoying way.
Recent Articles

10 Of The Nicest Things You Could Do For A Mom Planning To Have A VBAC

Pregnant ladies need a lot of help. Sometimes they need help getting a seat on public transportation. Sometimes they need a little extra emotional support. Sometimes they need help getting out of their pants because they can't bend that much right no…
By Jamie Kenney

10 Things You Should Ask Your Partner Before Your Baby Turns 1

My children are 6 and almost 4, but their first years feel so much longer, comparatively, to the ones that followed. It's sort of like high school, when four years felt like an eternity but the 10 years leading up to your reunion felt like four month…
By Jamie Kenney

11 Erotic Things You Can Do For A New Mom

If you're parenting with a partner, the first year of parenthood can be challenging for you as a couple. For example, parenthood will undoubtably change your sex life. I'm sorry if this is news, but I have not met one couple whose hanky-panky has bee…
By Jamie Kenney

11 Things Every Grown-Ass Dad Automatically Does When You're Breastfeeding, Because This Isn't The 1950s

Breastfeeding occupies a weird place in our culture. We have the very clear messaging of "breast is best," which is problematic but at least highlights a woman's right to nurse her baby; a refreshing change after years of everyone, from doctors to fo…
By Jamie Kenney

10 Of The Nicest Things You Could Do For A Mom Expecting Her Second Baby

So your friend has announced that after gracing the world with one adorable child, she's about to double down. You love your friend and, moreover, you're an awesome person, so you ask yourself, "What is something nice you can do for a second-time mom…
By Jamie Kenney

15 Signs You're A Costco Mom

Growing up, going to Costco was one of the few errands I truly didn't mind doing with my parents. The store sells a little bit of everything and a whole lot of everything else. Plus, the prices were (and still are) reasonable enough that you could us…
By Jamie Kenney

11 Things You Should Do With Your First Kid *Before* Your Second Is Born

The transition from one to two children is exciting, nerve-wracking, and requires a lot of preparation. Maybe not as much as you needed before you had your first (you probably have a lot of the necessary equipment at this point, for example) but ther…
By Jamie Kenney

8 VBAC Moms Share The Similarities Between A C-Section & A Vaginal Birth

When I became pregnant with my second child, after delivering my son via emergency C-section, I knew I was going to do everything in my power to have a vaginal delivery. Cut to 38 weeks later and I was holding my massive nine pound two ounce baby aga…
By Jamie Kenney

I'm A Crunchy Mom & These 10 Stereotypes Are Pretty Legit

When it comes to identifying who is or is not a "crunchy mom," I tend to follow the rule of "self-identification." If you say you are, you are. I'm sure there are some self-appointed gatekeepers out there who would attempt to enact some sort of purit…
By Jamie Kenney

I Vacation Without My Husband, Without My Kids, & Without Any Regrets

Some people, even people who get along famously in their daily lives, do not travel well together. My husband and I are not those people. Any time we've taken a trip — a cross-country drive from Los Angeles to New York, a honeymoon in Paris, London, …
By Jamie Kenney

13 Things I Did As a New Mom That Make Me Cringe Now

I entered motherhood six years ago as all new mothers do: completely clueless. Don't get me wrong, I was a grown woman with a good head on her shoulders, years of babysitting experience, and even a college child development course under her belt, but…
By Jamie Kenney

The One Thing I Ignored That Could've Made My Birth Recovery *Much* Easier

When it comes to delivering babies, I've got my bases covered. My first child was a C-section and my second popped out (through considerable effort) the old-fashioned way. While the differences between the two recoveries — from duration to areas of p…
By Jamie Kenney

10 Moms Describe How They Explained The Death Of A Family Member To Their Child

Parenting is hard, from finding the energy to get through the daily grind to getting them to brush their teeth. But there's been little in my years of being a mom that has been harder than trying to explain the death of a family member to children. D…
By Jamie Kenney

11 Moms Share The One Thing They Want You To Know About Their Kids With Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness (and acceptance) to this ubiquitous but sadly little understood subject. Unfortunately, this lack of understanding from the general public can make life difficult for people with aut…
By Jamie Kenney

10 Situations Sleep Training & Co-Sleeping Moms *Both* Have To Deal With

There's a lot of discussion and debate regarding the best way to get a child into their sleep groove. Some parents advocate setting a sleep routine right away. Other parents take a slightly crunchier approach and opt for co-sleeping or bed-sharing. W…
By Jamie Kenney

8 Signs You Care *Way Too Much* About Your Kids' Age Gap

Unless you're a "one and done" kinda gal, your baby will hit a certain age and you'll start to contemplate child number two... or three, or four. Some moms go with their gut and don't give it much thought, but others pause. They want a "good" age gap…
By Jamie Kenney

10 Things Only An Aldi Mom Can Teach You

Whenever I mention my favorite store in the world — Aldi — I tend to find at least one other person who shares my obsession. We Aldi Moms are a noble tribe of bargain hunters who have been initiated in the ways of German-owned efficiency and, at time…
By Jamie Kenney

10 Things I Would Rather Do Than Take A Glucose Test

So you're between 24 and 28 weeks pregnant and the time has come. You've heard the tales, you've tried not to think of it, but now there's no putting it off: it's time to take your glucose test. This diagnostic procedure screens pregnant women for ge…
By Jamie Kenney

12 Things A Mom Really Wants To Say When You Talk About Your "Fur Baby"

Hello, my name is Jamie and I don't have any pets but I love animals. I'm one of those weirdos who can barely restrain her joy as she cautiously approaches a dog and asks to pet it. If I see a cat at a party, well, that cat obviously needs a cuddle. …
By Jamie Kenney

Face It: Putting Money In Your Easter Baskets Is Messed Up

Easter is coming and with it my feelings about Easter which, like so many adorable baby chicks, are warm and fuzzy. Well, for the most part. Because while I'm over here trying to have a good time I know that some of you out there are attempting to ta…
By Jamie Kenney