Yasmine Singh

Yasmine is a wife, exclusively pumping stay-at-home-mom, freelance writer and blogger. She enjoys watching scary movies (because after motherhood, nothing scares her much nowadays), traveling, and epically failing at recreating recipes she's seen on foodnetwork.
Recent Articles

I Channeled Anastasia Steele To Save My Sex-Life Postpartum

When 50 Shades of Grey hit cinemas in 2015, it introduced those who hadn't read the books, and those who didn't have a raging interest in BDSM, to a different kind of hero's journey: Anastasia Steele's sexual submission. The titular Christian Grey is…
By Yasmine Singh

I Had Gestational Diabetes, But All Anyone Cared About Was My Diet

Like most women, I intended to eat healthy during pregnancy but looked forward to indulging the occasional craving or two — I had fried pickles and ice cream on my pregnant-lady bingo card. As luck would have it, however, just as my nausea subsided, …
By Yasmine Singh

I’m A Stay-At-Home Mom And You Have Me All Wrong

Becoming a mom has brought a lot of mommy-shaming my way. It can feel like I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t in almost every decision I face as a mom. We’re so divided over things like breastfeeding, vaccinations, and sleep training. And the d…
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Dear Fitspo Moms, Your Post-Birth Transformation Photos Are Unnecessary & Upsetting

It was one thing when celebrities did it, but then came the personal trainers and the chefs and eventually the regular moms. Documenting your weight loss post-baby in the interest of "fitspo," as it's called on Instagram and Pinterest, is a vortex th…
By Yasmine Singh

Actually, Daddy-Daughter Dates Are Innocent & So Necessary

As a little kid, I used to go on "dates" with my dad to the movies. I loved these outings, just the two of us, but to some people daddy-daughter-dates are gross, "everything that is wrong with the world," an affront to feminism, and... somehow relate…
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The Miscarriage Storyline On 'This Is Us' Will School Anyone Who Thinks "You Just Try Again"

A few episodes ago on This Is Us, audiences were ecstatic to find out that Kate, played by Chrissy Metz, was expecting her first child with her fiancée Toby (Chris Sullivan). They even had cute matching t-shirts to announce the good news. But just as…
By Yasmine Singh

Yes, You Can Be Tired AF With *Only* One Kid

Ha ha ha, remember when everyone told you that the first 12 weeks — the so-called "fourth trimester" — were the toughest, and after that, it got easier? For whatever reason, I assumed that six months would be the magic number for when I came out of t…
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I Billed My Husband For My Work As A Stay-At-Home Mom, & He Can't Afford Me

Getting to be a stay-at-home mom is a luxury. Not, like, sheet-mask-and-Diet-Coke luxury, but to able to spend so much time with my daughter and not miss a thing is amazing. I know that it's not an option for many moms, which is why I hate to complai…
By Yasmine Singh

I Tried Gwyneth Paltrow's Psychic Vampire Repellent, & It Actually Worked Spooky Well — On My MIL

Through her "lifestyle" site and marketplace, Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow has worked tirelessly to discover and make available to the common man luxury items like chrome toothpaste squeezers, $950 toilet paper, Christian Louboutin shoes, and vaginal steami…
By Yasmine Singh

My Husband Had Postnatal Depression, & I'm Pissed It Was Overlooked

It's fun to joke about men having "sympathy pains" during pregnancy, but my husband's postnatal depression was real, and shattering. In the haze of those early postpartum weeks, it's hard to know what is just the shock of parenthood and what is an ac…
By Yasmine Singh

The Lack Of Privacy During Pregnancy Is Honestly *Super* Violating

After struggling to conceive for years, I felt like I didn't have any right to complain about pregnancy. Like all grateful women who've gone down that long TTC road, I thought to myself, "I should be so lucky to have nausea, weight gain, stretch mark…
By Yasmine Singh

I Wanted To Have Lots Of Pregnancy Sex. My Husband Felt Differently.

The bump isn't what gets in the way when you're trying to have sex pregnant. You can try all the positions you like (such as: lazy sideways woman), but all the Kama Sutra in the world won't help if your husband doesn't want sex during pregnancy. When…
By Yasmine Singh

I Tried Gummy Vitamins To Fix My Postpartum Hair Loss & They Were Basically Magic

Full, bouncy pregnancy hair is one upside to the wild total-body transformation taking place, but then, just when you are used schussing your thick mane, you lose it. I expected a lot of postpartum changes — stretch marks, swollen limbs, sore breasts…
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My Husband & I Tried A "Date Night In A Box" As New Parents & It Was... Kinda Great?

There comes a day in every marriage when you find yourself inflating a cheap, mail-order inflatable foot bath, hoping to reignite some of the magic. There are sachets of cucumber lotion, face masks, and complicated leaflets detailing the reflexology …
By Yasmine Singh

Trying To Conceive For Two Years Nearly Killed My Sex Life

Immediately after our wedding, my husband and I decided we were ready for a baby. After our honeymoon, I stopped taking birth control. During those first few months we didn't expect to get pregnant right away and were just having fun trying to concei…
By Yasmine Singh

I Thought I Couldn't Lose The Baby Weight, But I Actually Had An Umbilical Hernia

During my pregnancy, I was what people called "all belly." Although I had a slew of issues during my pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes and a breeched baby, I actually gained very little weight except in my stomach. So even though I had a c-sect…
By Yasmine Singh

Meet The Bra That Saved Me Post-Baby

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and …
By Yasmine Singh

Why Mindy Kaling's Pregnancy Is Revolutionary

There's very little representation of Indian people in American pop culture. Actors of Indian descent are still usually cast as nerds, cab drivers or terrorists, and the few Indian characters on our favorite shows and movies are highly stereotypical.…
By Yasmine Singh

Moms, The Pacifier-Shaming Needs To Stop

When I was pregnant, I remember how exciting it was to put together my registry. As I walked down the aisles, I swooned over all of the cute outfits and toys, but I was also overwhelmed by all of the decisions I had to make. Should I get organic diap…
By Yasmine Singh

Moms, The SAHM-Shaming Needs To Stop

When you become a mom, you open yourself up to criticism on a whole new level. Thanks to the rise of social media, moms are now arguably judged more harshly than ever before. We're divided over everything: vaccinations, sleep training, formula-feedin…
By Yasmine Singh