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Can we normalize mediocre Mother’s Day?

You know, like for all the mamas who were up all night with a fussy babe and then up at the crack of dawn with the toddler. And for those mamas whose partners totally dropped the ball on a gift and flowers and breakfast in bed or any sort of…
Ubuntu Baba
May 10, 2021

I’m only three

Toddlers are hard. Really hard. They talk about the terrible two's but for me, those never really arrived. I had the terrible first month, and second month and basically first year. Because I just didn't realize how much of a slap in the face motherhood really would be for me.…
Shannon McLaughlin
April 21, 2019

Motherhood in an #instaperfect world

My son is now 4, which means I get to shower alone most of the time. Sometimes he is sitting there watching me, shouting things like "poop-bum" and then falling over and laughing his head off because he can see my bum... but other times, I'm alone. Alone in the…
Shannon McLaughlin
November 11, 2018
Birth StoriesInfertility

I was that 1 in 8… The hardships of infertility.

#TheAndersonTwins. They didn’t just happen. It was a long, long road. When I reflect back on my life, it was one of two of the longest, hardest and unending paths I’ve walked that will forever shape my life. I was that 1 in 8. Five years. Five rounds of IVF. Fibroids. Endometriosis. Adenomyosis. Surgery. A miscarriage... and that’s…
Wisaal Anderson
October 8, 2018
Fourth Trimester

The problem with your mother-in-law

“Every 1.5 hours? No honey that’s way too often, you obviously don’t have enough milk if he's crying and wanting to feed that often.” Says your mother-in-law. She’s had 5 kids, she must know what she is talking about. “She’s got colic. That amount of crying isn’t normal.” Says your…
Shannon McLaughlin
September 16, 2018

Where am I in these pics?

I’m so tired. Is it even possible to be this tired? I scroll through old photos on my phone, photos from like 5 years ago. My skin was plump and glowing. The bags under my eyes, ok they were still there, but they weren’t THIS dark. There were so many…
Shannon McLaughlin
September 9, 2018