Why I Kissed Play Dates Goodbye

Why I Kissed Play Dates Goodbye

by Lauren Hartmann

When I was a new mom, I was pretty clueless about all things parenting. Thankfully, I got a crash course in motherhood from friends (and the Internet). One thing I learned very quickly was that play dates were the new happy hour. It was a way for moms to get out of the house and hang out with other adults, while keeping the littles entertained. 

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It's Harder Than I Thought to Make Friends as a Mom

It's Harder Than I Thought to Make Friends as a Mom

by Heather Neal

Motherhood is a lot of things, but what I least expected it to be was lonely. When my son was first born, I naively thought I was joining some sort of exclusive and in-demand club. I’d finally be able to do all the things my mom-friends did with their little ones! 

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The Advice That Helped Me Decide to Have a Third Baby

The Advice That Helped Me Decide to Have a Third Baby

by Lauren Hartmann

When it came to having a family, I always knew I only wanted two kids. And if I’m going to be completely honest about it, I probably would have been pretty happy with just one. But since my husband had dreams of our own family soccer team, I thought two was a good compromise. With two, my children would have the special bond of siblings and I would still have most of my sanity.

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An Interview with Pauline Campos

An Interview with Pauline Campos

by Twigtale

Pauline Campos's book BabyFat was released in September, 2015! Pauline is a member of Twigtale's Parent Advisory Council and we are delighted to profile her and celebrate her new book. We asked Pauline to answer nine questions about her book, parenting, storytelling, her next projects and her spirit animal. We are so happy to share her voice with you. 

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Maternity Leave Zen

Maternity Leave Zen

by Allison Lefrak

It took me two days of maternity leave—before the baby arrived—to get over the feeling that I was playing hooky.   

I got a pedicure, stocked up on groceries, prepared meals and froze them, organized the baby clothes, installed the car seat. By day three, I’d long since forgotten about work and was toying with the idea of outlining a novel.

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Talking to Kids About Becoming a Big Sibling

Talking to Kids About Becoming a Big Sibling

by Twigtale

How do you announce the impending arrival of a new baby? You might send friends a sweet bitmoji, take your family to brunch, or just post a an awesome YouTube video. But the even harder question is how do you tell your existing children that one more will be joining the ranks?  We thought we would turn to some experts (a.k.a moms) and hear how they imparted the news. 

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