You are one lucky mama. ☘

To quote Gilda Radner...

Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.

Tell us your (snap) story.

Are you on Snapchat? 👻

Here’s why you need to be: It’s more private, there’s no archive, there’s no pressure to interact or be perfect. It’s more authentic than Instagram or Facebook, and we’re loving that behind-the-scenes feel. See also: Reese Witherspoon keeping it real about working mom life. #allthecaffeine.

And check out our 15 favorite, must-follow Snapchat mamas.

For the multitasking mama

We dove into Cal Newport’s newest book, ‘Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World,’ to pull out the 6 best tips for how we can get work done more effectively as busy mamas.

Deep question for Cal: Am I great at multitasking—or am I amazing at it? (His answer—none of the above.)

Time to make a change?

We all know how hard change can be. (And change out of my favorite yoga pants? NEVER.)

Yes, making a substantive change can feel nearly impossible—even if we are fully invested in losing the weight, breaking a bad habit or addiction, or stepping awayyyy from the Amazon Prime account. So what’s a lady to do?

Our relationship expert Vienna Pharaon has got your game plan for how you and your partner can support each other through serious change. #3 is a lesson we love: Listen to understand, not to try and solve every problem. 🙌

The sleep struggle is real.

One mama shares her story of why motherhood sometimes means sitting in the dark with her son. No matter how great your sleepytime routine is (girl’s got serious bedtime game), there are days when it just doesn’t go smoothly. Remember, even (ESPECIALLY) in the long nights of motherhood: This too will pass.

Now go to sleep, my precious little darling.

Right. Now.

Yours in sleeping toddlers and Snap stories—


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