To quote Jill Churchill. . .

“There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."

Motherhood is a journey

Full of magical moments with your little one that make you ? and others that can make you feel like the sky is caving in. (We're talking about trying to wiggle into in our pre-pregnancy pants. The struggle is too real.) Here's the Motherly goodness we've gathered for you this week. . .

What you say when the kids are finally in bed and it's time for a glass of wine

Boom, crushed it. By now, you're hopefully hitting your motherly stride. You've got the schedule down. You occasionally get a work out in. And you're totally hopping on the healthy smoothie bowl trend—we have a guide to the perfect bowl in 3 easy steps—no matter your diet goals.

Helloooo. It's me ?

Expert relationship coach Vienna Pharaon sharing 4 wise ways to keep love alive as you become mom + dad. The health of your relationship doesn't just matter to the two of you, but it impacts the whole family. Date Night it is!

Take a peak

...inside NYTimes bestselling author Rebecca Walker's beautiful book 'Baby Love.' We chatted with Rebecca on all things motherhood, identity and courage: “Motherhood has taught me how to love unconditionally, and in many ways it has taught me how to love—to put the needs of someone else before my own." ❤️ #swoon

Gimme all the pretty things

One work-from-home mama and PR expert shares her 4 favorite tricks and apps to keep her family life organized. (Yes, please—and bring on all the beautiful notepads!)

When love comes on too strong

Mama and speech therapist Anne Timberlake shares in a #MotherlyStories essay about how she learned to advocate for her son—and accept him as he is. When a speech therapist and mama learned to be quiet.

Ask us anything

No really. We love hearing about your questions on the journey of motherhood. You can always ask us anything—and we'll check with the experts—at Ask Motherly.

When your in-laws suggest the Thanksgiving turkey was a little dry

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