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Why I Choose to 'Lean In' to Motherhood

This November will mark my second annual performance review. Despite the fact that I plan to shower the boss with gifts and cake—inevitably the outcome will involve some combination of screaming, general unpleasantries, and loving bouts of affection. Thus is the life when you enter your career as a Mother. Motherhood is not a job, ...

Why I Got Rid of My Wardrobe and Started a Wardrobe Capsule

This spring I got rid of my entire wardrobe and traded it for a capsule wardrobe. I did it because I have been wearing yoga pants as clothes for far longer than I like to admit–even before I had a baby. On a daily basis I actually have a delusion that I am going to ...

My Simple Birth Story + a Confession

I have to confess, I enjoyed labor and delivery with my first baby. Until now I haven't really talked about my first birth story. This is because it went so smoothly that it was seemingly not feasible for real, common-folk (myself included). My birth story seemed so different than many of the ones I had heard leading up to his ...