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Some NightsBy: Abby Gibson One of the most common cravings parents with small children have is the need for more sleep. I am TOTALLY in that group of people. Every time I go to bed, I just lie awake thinking through my checklist for the next morning–that has constantly been tweaked to achieve minimal prep […]

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Tommy likes to ask me to pick him up when I’m holding Kate so that I have one child on each hip. My arms are full, Tommy’s chanting “Two babies” and it’s only a matter of time until I drop someone (always Tommy), but for that one minute, I’m holding my two babies and I’m […]

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Today we have a reader essay on one of our favorite time sucks…..INSTAGRAM! It’s a good one, mamas!   Oh, Instagram…I think we all have a love/hate relationship with that little square on our phone. It’s a place to find inspiration, good laughs, and stay in the loop with all your distant friends. It’s also […]

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October is National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Today was are sharing a reader essay on miscarriage. We are happy to be able to provide a platform for women to share their journeys with pregnancy and motherhood because all stories deserve the chance to be shared. Read more essays on motherhood here and check […]

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Today we are sharing an essay from Marlo Giudice of Marlo’s Bakeshop that tackles the topic of being both a mom and entrepreneur. To read more of our essays on motherhood, click here.  By Marlo Giudice of Marlo’s Bakeshop  I have been procrastinating writing this for a couple weeks now. That’s a long time to […]

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I talked about my readiness to have another baby in this post– how I was so nervous about the idea of sharing my time, love and patience with another child. Piper has been the most incredible gift and has taught me so much about myself and life, I couldn’t imagine anyone else could move me […]

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Today I’m excited to share our first IVF story. In this series women from around the world will share their journeys with infertility in hopes that they help, inspire and educate other mamas going through the same thing. If you’re interested in sharing your story email us at info@themamanotes.com. Read Birth Stories here and Breast […]

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Being a mom is my greatest joy in life but it also doesn’t define the other parts of me that I love — my career, my relationships, my creativity.

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A brave mama opens up about her miscarriage.

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A brave Mama Notes Community mother shares her journey with postpartum depression.

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One mom shares how she maintains her own pre-child identity while being a mother.

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