Kristi Pahr

What I Think Every Time My Kid Hears Me Having Sex

Every once in a while (more or less and certainly depending on the person) mom's need, you know, "grown up time." And, every once in a while, things will get noisy because, hello: this is sex we're talking about. That means, however, that every …
By Kristi Pahr

10 Struggles Breastsleeping Moms Know All Too Well

If you sleep in the same bed as your nursing infant and breastfeed while asleep (or close to it) you're breastsleeping. I know I didn't even realize I was necessarily feeding my baby when I was breastsleeping because, well, there was no getting up…
By Kristi Pahr

10 Totally Normal Things All Toddler Moms Cry Over

Adulting is hard, and when you throw a tiny dictator into the mix, it doesn't get any easier. Toddlers, while amazing and sweet and truly fun to be around and parent, are pretty damn difficult. It can be a tough stage to navigate, so there are more…
By Kristi Pahr

Taking Care Of Your First Baby Vs. Your Second

Bringing home a baby is an exciting and intense experience, especially if it's your first baby. First time parents are, understandably, a bit more on edge and cautious than more "experienced" parents. In fact, the obviously difference between taking…
By Kristi Pahr

What I Wasn't Prepared For During My Vaginal Birth

You think you know what you're getting into when you choose (and hope) to deliver vaginally. You do all the reading, Google all the things, ask all the questions, take a birth class (maybe), and start to feel pretty confident in your preparation.…
By Kristi Pahr

It's Totally OK To Be Terrified Of Pregnancy

According to society, pregnancy is without-a-doubt a joyous time in any woman's life who chooses to experience it. Sure, pregnancy is beautiful and amazing, but society tends to gloss over the fact that it's also pretty scary. In fact, it's…
By Kristi Pahr

9 Things A Laboring Mom Shouldn't Have To Ask For

Very rarely is a mother more catered to and fussed over than on the day(s) she labors and gives birth. She is the star of the show and the center of attention, so there are things she just shouldn't have to ask for when she's in labor. My labor…
By Kristi Pahr

The Kindest Things You Can Do For A New Mom

Those first few weeks home with a new baby are pretty difficult for new parents (or even seasoned parents, honestly). If you've never had a baby before it's safe to say that you have no idea what to truly expect. Between feeding, nighttime…
By Kristi Pahr

10 Normal Things Every Pregnant Woman Cries Over

It comes as no surprise to anyone that pregnant women cry. Well, no surprise to anyone who's been pregnant or have been around pregnant people. However, to newly pregnant women and their partners, the frequency and intensity of such strong emotions…
By Kristi Pahr

What I Would Change About My First Year As A Mom

The first year of parenting is, without a doubt, one of the most intense times of a mom's life. Between hormones and sleep deprivation and (for some, including myself) postpartum depression (PPD) things that seem easy are anything but. When I take…
By Kristi Pahr

8 Emotional Stages Of Being Induced

By the time you've been pregnant for 40 (more or less) weeks, I can pretty much guarantee you're ready for that pregnancy to end. I, for one, was tired of everything hurting, everything swelling, and growing hair in places hair shouldn't exist.…
By Kristi Pahr

What Moms With Social Anxiety Overcome

Being a mom is difficult all on its own, but throw social anxiety into the mix and, sometimes, it's damn near impossible. Between normal worries about everyday things and the unforgiving spectrum of things you worry about when you have anxiety,…
By Kristi Pahr

10 Things I Wan't Ready For After My Epidural

The use of epidurals during labor and delivery is a pretty (and, annoyingly) debated aspect of childbirth. There are staunch defenders of both epidurals and unmedicated labor, while some people prefer to remain open to any and all alternatives.…
By Kristi Pahr

Postpartum Moments That Revamp Your Sense Of Humor

There are few times in a mom's life when privacy is as non-existent as when she's postpartum. Not only do you have a roomful of people gazing at your lady parts (if you delivered vaginally, and sometimes of you had a c-section, too), but after the…
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Struggles Moms With High-Risk Pregnancies Endure

Being pregnant is hard no matter how you look at it. You are growing an actual human being inside your body. That's some mad scientist sh*t right there, my friends. However, when you add medical problems to the equation, pregnancy can get intense,…
By Kristi Pahr

10 Lazy Mom Resolutions Every Mom Should Make

It's New Years and everyone is posting their resolutions. Lose weight, be healthy, stick to a schedule, go to the gym, volunteer, get a promotion; honestly it is all so stressful. Seriously, y'all you need to chill out on with the endless…
By Kristi Pahr

Why Every Mom With Social Anxiety Should Brag

Social anxiety disorder is very real and way more prevalent than many people realize. It's so common, in fact, that if you don't suffer from it yourself, it's highly likely that someone close to you does. Things that seem simple to people without…
By Kristi Pahr

10 Things I Wasn't Ready For When Bed-Sharing

Bed-sharing is pretty prevalent in most parts of the world, but tends to be quite controversial in the United States. While more than a few parents assume it's dangerous I, personally, think it's the best damn thing ever. Still and even in spite of…
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10 Things My Son Taught Me About Myself

Having kids is intense. You think you know yourself pretty well, then a baby comes along and forces you to be more introspective than you've ever been in your entire, pre-baby life. You find yourself thinking about things you never contemplated…
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Questions You Need To Stop Asking Bed-Sharing Moms

There are few parenting choices more divisive than where to put your baby to sleep. Parents tend to feel very passionately about their parenting choices and often either don't understand or flat out disagree with people who make different choices;…
By Kristi Pahr