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Empowering new project urges moms to get in the picture

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories I just returned from vacation. Looking through my photos, I couldn’t help but notice it looks like I wasn’t even there. Because all the pictures are of my kids, and my hubby. I’m pretty sure many moms can relate to being absent from family photos. It’s a phenomenon motherhood… Read more »

Introducing the dreaded pregnancy hangover

February 20th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories Headache. Nausea. Fogginess. And a general feeling of just being out of it.   Shaky. Low energy. Craving eggs. Or grease, or something not healthy at all. But, wait. You didn’t drink last night. Not a sip of alcohol passed your lips.       Because you were… Read more »

Will I miss my child waiting for mommy outside the shower?

February 19th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories Will I miss moments like this one day? Her, sitting on the bathmat thisclose to the edge of the shower. So that I have to step around her, dripping, nearly tripping. Will I miss how, as I attempt to wash away the stress, and stink of motherhood, she… Read more »

Why this mom stopped shaving her body hair

February 17th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories I have been a slave to removing my body hair since preteenagehood. So that’s basically 20-plus years of shaving my legs, underarms, and bikini line, plucking and/or waxing my eyebrows, and removing all evidence that my body grows hair, other than on my head. It’s exhausting just thinking about… Read more »

Okay, whatever happened to just handing out valentines?

February 15th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories Okay. When did Valentine’s Day morph into a competition to see which parent could outdo every other in the class? Because after my kids came home yesterday from their school Valentine’s Day parties, I’m convinced Cupid’s holiday has been turned into a spectacle of overspending and Pinterest-obsession. Behold the piles of pencils, candy,… Read more »

Watch this mom kickbox at 39 weeks pregnant

October 23rd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories Accounts of extreme exercise during pregnancy are certainly nothing new. But I still stopped, and stared when I came across this impressive footage of Australian mom-to-be Caley Reece kickboxing at 39 weeks pregnant. Her Facebook video already has 38,000 views at time of writing, and within seconds of watching it, I’m pretty sure you will… Read more »

What it’s like giving birth with two broken legs

October 22nd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories Being pregnant with a toddler at home, is pretty much every woman’s Mount Everest. It can feel impossible at times. Because chronic exhaustion, and steadily gaining weight every second, plus tantrums mid-grocery store over not being able to climb the paper towel display, sucks. Still, many of us… Read more »

In time for Halloween: Disney characters, Tim Burton-style

October 20th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories If the name Andrew Tarusov sounds familiar, perhaps it’s because you recall his reimaginings of Disney princesses as sexy pin-up girls, in this series of pictures. Well now, just in time for Halloween, the Los Angeles-based artist has created a new series, which imagines what our favorite Disney characters would… Read more »

Here’s why PC Halloween totally sucks!

October 16th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories When my husband was a kid, he dressed as a homeless man for his school party, then gorged himself on cupcakes and candy and sugary fruit punch until he felt sick, just like every other kid in his class. And he, was happy. But today, I received letters from… Read more »

11 things that always happen when you travel with kids

October 14th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories Whether it’s a long weekend away, or a full-blown vacation, there are certain truths that are unavoidable when you travel with kids. If you’re a mom, that is. 1. No one will pack their own suitcase. You will always do it for them. 2. Everyone else will talk about how… Read more »