From shopping for gifts and picking out a tree to what happens on Christmas morning, the holidays are never quite the same once kids are in the picture.
We've all heard of emotional labour at this point, but a recent holiday made it crystal clear just how heavy and exhausting my mental load is.
Take it from me: Even if you're planning a vaginal birth, a C-section is always a possibility. And once I had one, I definitely learned a few things.
Turning 40 isn't as scary as it seems. Knowing who you are, combined with finally getting a good night's sleep, is a recipe for a great decade.
Don't be jealous. Your day is coming. And when it does, your friends' kids will be smelly, hormonal, door-slamming teenagers.
The Pinterest mom. The PTA mom. The mom who leaves notes in the lunch box and always buys organic. Sorry, kids—that's just not me.
There's so much pressure to live it up with your kids in the summertime, but maybe it's time we cut ourselves a little slack.
I've never really minded being an introvert in a world geared to extroverts. But everything changed when I had kids.