To quote Olympian Kerry Walsh. . .

“The balancing act of motherhood and a career, and being a wife, is something that I don’t think I’ll ever perfect, but I love the challenge of it.”

Pre-school. (Get it?) ?

Recent research indicates that many American preschoolers are over-schooled—put into a high pressure academic setting long before it’s cognitively or socially beneficial. So, what should you look for in a preschool? Toddler expert. Dr. Tovah Klein has 9 qualities to seek out,including a school where more of the day leans towards unstructured play and exploring rather than mostly structured activities. (A blend of both is good).

Squadgoals: ?

Okay, so here’s the truth: Some days, motherhood is positively overwhelming. But new mother Terra LaRock writes that even the hard days are an opportunity to remember that as mamas, we’re never really alone. We’re really in this thing together. (Bonus points if you’re the friend who helps to lighten the load of another mama ?.)

Wintry mix ⛄️

Trying to survive the dog days of winter with kids and a job? One Boston mama shares her tricks to dealing with the many curveballs Winter throw her way. A backup babysitter in the neighborhood is just one of the tricks up her sleeve.


I’m married with kids, and I still have frequent sex, writes Anna Rosenblum Palmer, in a #MotherlyStories essay that hits a little close to home. How does she do it, you ask? Fortunately, Anna kisses and tells.

Remember: Good things come to those who hustle.


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