Maggie May Ethridge

Maggie May Ethridge is a writer in San Diego, CA, mother of four, married for 13 years. Her work can be also be found in The Rumpus, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Guernica, The Mid and more. Her memoir 'Atmospheric Disturbances: Scenes From A Marriage' was published 2014 and is available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

7 Things You Do In Your Sleep That You're Totally Unaware Of

Sleeping is one of the sacred acts of our lives: almost every night of our life, at some point, we lay down and fall asleep. Closing your eyes and relinquishing yourself to the enjoyable sensation of falling asleep is not only pleasurable, but…
By Maggie May Ethridge

The Reason You Have A High Sex Drive During Pregnancy

Pregnant and horny aren’t normally two words you think of simultaneously, especially in the first few months. The first trimester of pregnancy is often filled with extreme fatigue and nausea, not lust and lovemaking. But during the second trimester,…
By Maggie May Ethridge

How To Tell If You're Ovulating & 4 Other Signs Your Body Is Primed For Baby Making

There are many methods that assist in getting pregnant, and figuring out how to tell if you're ovulating plays an important part. For anyone who fell asleep in Biology class, the American Pregnancy Association notes that ovulation is the process…
By Maggie May Ethridge

Will A Big Fight Hurt My Baby? 3 Things to Consider Before The Screaming Match Ensues

The experience of a pregnancy is unique to each mom and each couple, but everyone (OK, maybe not Beyonce and Jay-Z) feels the normal life stressors that adding a baby brings — financial, physical, and emotional. As a result, you may find that you…
By Maggie May Ethridge

7 Ways To Politely Avoid Naming Your Child After Someone You Know

So you’re pregnant, and it’s dawned on you that you get to name a baby. Or maybe your feeling is more like you have to name a baby. Either way, the baby must have a name, and it’s up to you and your partner to supply it. Once it gets out that you…
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5 Reasons You May Struggle To Have An Orgasm After Giving Birth

The months after childbirth can be some of the most vulnerable ones of a woman's life. Her hormones are running rampant, leaving her more emotional than ever, and her body is trying to bounce back from giving birth. These two factors can make…
By Maggie May Ethridge

13 Free Valentine's Day Date Ideas To Bring You & Your Loved One Closer

Valentine Day is not universally loved, but those who love Feb. 14 see it as a beautiful way to pause and let the people around you know that you love them, especially my husband. Some people enjoy thinking of small but significant ways to celebrate…
By Maggie May Ethridge

7 Benefits Of Birth Control, Besides Safer Sex

Birth control has one famously great benefit: no pregnancies. (OK, it's not a 100 percent guarantee, but it's pretty close.) Some women find that, along with the being able to have sex and not worry about getting pregnant, they may also have to deal…
By Maggie May Ethridge

15 Subtle Ways You're Offending Pregnant Women, So Think Before You Speak

Pregnancy can go all kinds of ways. It can be thrilling or terrifying, peaceful or chaotic, joyful or fearful, or maybe all of those at different times. The point is, you can't know what a pregnant woman is experiencing. Assuming that someone is…
By Maggie May Ethridge

10 Free Valentine's Day Gifts That Are Just As Thoughtful As Something From The Store

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you’re in a relationship, that means the pressure is on to find a perfect, personalized, thoughtful gift for your special someone. Even if you and your SO aren’t the biggest supporters of Valentine’s…
By Maggie May Ethridge

9 Reasons You Aren't Getting Your Period, Even Though You Aren't Pregnant

Some women’s periods are dependable, arriving on the same day every month, while others they have cycles that fall outside of the 28-day time frame– if this is you, it doesn’t mean you should necessarily worry. Menstrual cycles can vary each month…
By Maggie May Ethridge

5 Tips For Breastfeeding On A Plane, Because Nursing Only Gets Tougher At 30,000 Feet

Breastfeeding anywhere in public can be stressful. You’re worried about covering or not covering, extra milk, finding a good space. But preparing to breastfeed on a plane can double the anxiety. Not only do you have all the same concerns, but…
By Maggie May Ethridge

7 Ways To Be More Body Positive In One Day, Because Self-Love Starts With A Simple Step

Body positivity can be one of the hardest habits to practice. Regardless of what kind of home you come from or how hard your parents worked to give you a health self-image, women are under a lot of pressure to look a certain way. It takes a lot…
By Maggie May Ethridge

9 Subtle Things You & Your Partner Do That Are Destroying Your Relationship

There are some obvious things that will end a good relationship: infidelity, poor communication, lack of sexual chemistry, different relationship goals, just to name a few. But what about the more subtle things that destroy a relationship? It's not…
By Maggie May Ethridge

5 Ways To Build An Honest Relationship With Your Child For A Lifetime Of Closeness

One of the most important characteristics of a close family is trust; as parents, you set the example for your kids. If your child knows that you will love them no matter what, that they can come to you when they’ve made a mistake, they will be more…
By Maggie May Ethridge

9 Questions To Ask Your Child That'll Make Your Relationship Better

Children can seem like open books, easily spilling all their thoughts and feelings, but that can be deceptive. Often, children don't think to share some of their most important experiences or feelings. That's why there are questions to ask your…
By Maggie May Ethridge

9 Things To Do To Avoid A Major Fight With Your Partner & Keep The Peace

The art of arguing requires forethought. In other words, you're going to want to pay attention to what you do and say when angry. Self-evaluation is the most powerful tool you have if you want to change the route of an argument and understand what…
By Maggie May Ethridge

5 Things You Say To Your Child That'll Almost Always Start A Fight

Parenting is repetition: the repetition of requests, assists, orders, love. Repeating things over and over again can drive a person crazy, and it can be easy to let slip some choice words slip out during conversation. It's important to pay attention…
By Maggie May Ethridge

7 Ways Long-Term Couples Stay Intimate That Have Nothing To Do With Sex

No matter how in love you are, if you don't put in the effort to grow together in your relationship, you'll grow apart. Feeling that you're relationship is drifting away is uncomfortable, but it can be addressed with just a little bit of work. I’m…
By Maggie May Ethridge

13 New Sex Positions Long-Term Couples Need To Try Now

Long-term relationships do not have to be synonymous with a boring sex life. That being said, periods of boredom are common for most couples, whether it’s from simple familiarity or the stress of everyday life. That's why new sex positions for…
By Maggie May Ethridge