What No One Talks About
All the Taboo Topics That Mamas Want to Know About
THE LONELINESS OF EARLY PARENTING
So much changes after having a child and the focus on postpartum life tends to be, understandably, on a woman’s physical recovery. Thankfully, there’s more conversation around a mama’s overall emotional wellbeing, even professional, but what about the social part? We don’t talk very much about that and it’s important that we do.
MENOPAUSE CAN START EARLIER THAN YOU THINK
I’ve only recently become familiar with the term “perimenopause” which refers to the years-long ramp up to the big M, something that technically constitutes only one day in a woman’s life.
THE RISKS AND REALITIES OF BEING PREGNANT AFTER 40
“Just know that at your age, one in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage,” said my OB after confirming my second pregnancy at 41. I remember being slightly offended that my OB would announce this on the same happy day my pregnancy was confirmed but, in hindsight, and after having been one in four who lost that pregnancy, I was grateful for her candor.
THE PROBLEM WITH "BOYS WILL BE BOYS" CULTURE
I went to an all-girls junior high and high school so decoding the world and ways of boys was always mysterious, if not totally exasperating to me.
DEMYSTIFYING THE REAL POSTPARTUM BODY
It was only five short years ago that one couldn’t look at Instagram and see anything other than filtered perfection. Motherhood was no exception to this must-look-perfect rule.