Five Things Breastfeeding Advocates Need to Stop Doing

I consider myself a breastfeeding advocate. I breastfed all three of my children through toddlerhood. My mom was a La Leche League leader when I was little and recently retired as a professional lactation consultant. I grew up knowing the ins and …

My Kid Isn’t Rude—He’s Just Shy

The kids and I arrive at our friend’s house and are greeted warmly at the door. I smile and say, “Hi, guys!” Our girls chime in with “Hello!” and a cheerful “Good morning!” Our son slides in and says nothing. My friend …

How Not to Bonk in the Marathon of Motherhood

I’m not a marathon runner. But I am a mother, which is pretty much the same thing. Motherhood is like the ultimate marathon—long, grueling, exhilarating, and (at least according to those nutty runners) worth the pain and effort. Interestingly, if …

That Time Pete Carroll Called Me

If you follow Motherhood and More on Facebook or Twitter, you’re probably already aware of this, but I thought I’d share some more details and try to get my non-social-media readers caught up. In short, it’s been the most exciting week …