• Motherhood

    5 things you should NOT worry about postpartum

    For the first few days of motherhood, I walked around in a pleasant postpartum haze. I was deliriously happy. I loved everyone¬†— even the OB who stitched up my vajay-jay. When the hormones and adrenaline wore off, though, I realized I was in the middle of a shit storm (with both literal and figurative shit). Why does this thing keep peeing on me? Is four layers of clothing too much for a winter walk? And why has no one brought me sushi yet? While these are all important and relevant worries, there are definitely lots of other things you should NOT be concerned about. There’s a lot of pressure on…

  • Motherhood

    4 tips for loving your postpartum body

    I love Pinterest. I use it pretty much every day for everything from recipes to travel inspiration. But despite my Pinterest addiction, it has always bothered me that it’s become one more tool to reinforce unattainable standards for women. One of the things that pissed me off the most during my pregnancy were all the pins that popped up about having a “belly-only pregnancy” and “shedding the baby weight FAST”. It can be hard enough to cope with the changes in our body postpartum without being bombarded with media pressure to “get our body back”. If you’re gung-ho to lose the baby weight, good for you — no judgment here.…