I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Don’t Have Answers to the Big Questions

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Please welcome Meryl for this week's "I'm Not a Bad Mom" post. I can definitely relate to this one. If you'd like to contribute to this weekly Thursday series, please find more info here. It started with a fish.  A beta fish.  A dead beta fish. As is the case with many small animals, I'm not … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Switched From Breastfeeding to Formula

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Please welcome Kendra to the blog today for the newly relaunched I'm Not a Bad Mom Series. This series will run weekly on Thursdays and if you'd like to submit a piece, please see details here.  My son was born in April of 2012. When I was pregnant, I was determined to do everything “right”. I … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Reboot #notabadmom

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I used to have a weekly series "I'm Not A Bad Mom" in 2011/2012. I really liked it but fell out of doing it for various reasons, mostly because I was struggling at the time and stopped blogging for a bit. But I'm bringing it back. I'm Not a Bad Mom Reboot! We all get judged as parents for one … [Read more...]

Honoring All Mothers, Not Just the Happy Ones.

Please don't forget to join Postpartum Progress today for the 5th Annual Mothers Day Rally for Moms' Mental Health starting tonight at 9pm PT/Midnight ET, one post every hour on the hour. (Mine is at 3am PT/6am ET) Today I honor Mothers. But wait. I know for many, Mother’s Day is not … [Read more...]

You’re not a bad mom. In fact you’re a great one.

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"Keep Calm. You're a Good Mom." In fact, you're a GREAT Mom. You are the PERFECT Mom for your child. Just the way you are. Doing your best each and every day. Even on your bad days. There is no other Mom your child wants or needs. Their love for YOU proves it. Just ask them. … [Read more...]

I’m not a bad mom because I need my fifteen minutes first. #notabadmom

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Today I'd like to welcome Tracie to the blog. I just love this post because we can so easily feel guilty putting ourselves first as moms. But unless we speak up, get our needs met and feel our best, we can't be our best for our families. Don't you agree? :) Thank you Tracie for sharing your … [Read more...]

I’m #notabadmom because I’m happy school’s back

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My kids aren't even in REAL school yet, but man I'm oh so happy that school is back in session. Actually this is the first time Ellie (2 1/2) has EVER gone to school and she's only in one morning a week. But I love having a couple hours of ME time! And that doesn't make me a bad mom. My oldest … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom bc My Birthday’s on Thanksgiving

Its time for this week's "Not a Bad Mom." Don't know about this weekly series, click HERE. This week is written by me, Cristi. I'm not a bad mom because my birthday is on Thanksgiving. I know that sounds funny but I'm actually being serious. My birthday is today. The past several years since … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Choose to Work

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Welcome Tiffany to this week's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because...." Thursday Series. Don't know about #notabadmom ? Look HERE. I'm sure many of you can relate to choosing to go back to work after becoming a mom. I think Tiffany sums up perfectly how this can feel. Please show her some love today. GUEST … [Read more...]

Big Changes & I’m on the Move

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IT'S OFFICIAL... Today I have such great news. I am now an official contributor for Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth.  Postpartum Progress is listed #8 on Babble’s list of the Top 50 … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Need More than My Baby

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Welcome Story to this week's edition of "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because..." Don't know about my weekly series, check it out here. Thank you so much for sharing with us. You are most certainly not a bad mom for taking care of YOU. GUEST POST By: Story, an English teacher turned stay-at-home-mom to a … [Read more...]

Beauty in the Breakdown

Robin Farr (www.FarewellStranger.com @farewellstrangr) is one of those people who you meet and instantly find a connection. She has guest posted twice on this blog. Once in April just after taking a leave of absense from work, where she admits to having postpartum depression. Then in June, a follow … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because…So Many Choices!

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Welcome Lizz to the NEW blog today for this week's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because...". <-----If you don't know about the series, click there. I met Lizz at BlogHer this year and she is such a sweet, funny girl. haha! Seriously though, please check out her blog and give her a big welcome. I LOVE what … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I had PPD

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Uh what!?! Why in the world would anyone think they're a bad mom because of a real and true illness like postpartum depression? Unfortunately when you're trudging through the midst of it, you may not even know you need medical attention. "Feeling" like a bad mom is very commonplace. And that … [Read more...]

Is She a Bad Mom Because Motherhood Doesn’t Feel Natural?

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Ok friends, today's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because..." is quite a bit different from the typical. This is Tracy and she is a beautiful person inside and out. And she's having a mama crisis right now. I know something about which she speaks, so I wanted to share her words with you here. I'm sure a lot of … [Read more...]