Meredith Franco Meyers has written for Fit Pregnancy, CafeMom, Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, The Bump, SELF, Fitness, Parents.com, and more. She helped produce two baby books for The Bump (The Bump Book of Lists for Pregnancy and Baby and The Bump Pregnancy Calendar & Journal). She is a contributing editor for EuroCheapo.com and is on the faculty at Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
Our elf can broach any topic and it doesn’t seem as confrontational as when I bring it up.
On bad days, I feel like someone is punching me in the gut. My abdomen throbs in tight, irritating pain.
It happened to me, and it was terrifying. Hopefully what I learned will help you.
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Sometimes I’m really glad I’m not a celebrity. Let me explain. When photos surfaced a few years ago of both Suri Cruise, 5 at the time, and Harper Beckham, 4 at the time, sporting pacifiers like they were the latest fashion accessory, the press went wild. Doctors weighed in on the demerits of pacifier use […]
Lately, I feel like the burnt-out social coordinator for a C-list child celebrity, and I think I’ve pinpointed the origin of my stress: planning and implementing playdates. I hate everything about them, including the name. Do the kids always play? No. Are they dating? Hell no. Most often, the kids just mess with stuff around the […]
I am grieving a loss. It’s not your typical loss. No one died. I am grieving the fact that I’m done having children. It comes in waves as most grief does. A photograph can be a trigger. A hug from my five-year-old, a mushy kiss on my cheek, or even a very vivid dream in […]
Because here’s the thing: Just like you, I’m making my way through motherhood and can use all the support I can get.