I do not share this story very often, because I feel it’s a little scary for those thinking about having kids or about to give birth. Please know this is NOT the norm. I was (somehow) not traumatized by this and went on to have two more children despite what happened during the birth of my first.
And yes, I would do it all over again if I had to. But please don’t make me.
Jeni Marinucci is a freelance writer with two children. She has a guilty conscience, a love for humour, and a questionable home-haircut. After her children were old enough to make their own sandwiches, she returned to University to complete her B.A. in English Literature—a designation which has provided her with an extensive library and crushing student loans. When no teaching college wanted her, she had to choose between taking orders through a drive-thru window or from an editor. She chose the latter. Her neighbours wish she would cut her lawn. Jeni blogs at highlyirritable and can be found on Twitter at @highlyirritable.
Google Teaching My Kids Life Skills Doesn't Bother Me at All
My teenage son wanted waffles for breakfast. Did he come to me? Nope.
Renee is an autism consultant by day, blogger by night and a mom to two young kids all the time! Her life was derailed at 33 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, with no evidence of disease, she is putting her life back together. She blogs about her family, breast cancer and everything in between! You can check out her blog My So-Called Mommy Life or connect on Instagram.
I Want to Be Able to Accept This
Maybe I should get back into meditating, I think. Or yoga.
Hillary lives in beautiful British Columbia with her husband, Shawn, and their kids, Grady and Poppy. She blogs at www.hillarywith2Ls.com about quick and easy ways to feed your family, finding the happy in the minutiae of everyday life, and learning how to navigate life as a young adult cancer survivor. She’s an unabashed food-pic-poster on Instagram, a music lover, a coffee fanatic, and a birthday enthusiast. Hillary believes in the healing properties of cake.
Stop Sexualizing My 4-Year-Old
Am I the only one who feels awkward and gross imagining a 4-year-old in that “Midnight Mischief” costume?
Glynis Ratcliffe used to be an opera singer, but after her daughter begged her to stop singing and be quiet for the millionth time, she decided to use her inside voice and write instead. Now she spends her time writing on her blog, The Joy of Cooking (for Little Assholes), about the important things in life, like potty training, eating too much Nutella and laughing at how ridiculous her kids are. You can find her writing on Romper, Scary Mommy, BLUNTmoms, YMC, and The Huffington Post as well.
If You're Going to Do School Picture Day, Why Not Make It Real?
This is really a way of measuring time and marking our place in it.
Taco enthusiast, lover of vinyl, gazer of stars, and mama of three little girls under six (including twins), Leisse Wilcox is a family lifestyle writer with a background in education and marketing. She can be found balancing her time between laughing so hard that it hurts, daydreaming about an A frame cabin in the woods, and loving her three little girlies to the moon and back.