New Mama Feels and the Loneliness We Don’t Want To Admit

Written by: Raven Alexis I allowed myself to Google it. “the loneliness of motherhood” 448,000 results. Isn’t that funny? That while feeling so alone, there are so many others searching and discussing the same thing? As a relatively new mama (my son, Legend, is 6 months old), I still get asked: “How’s motherhood treating you?” “Do you love being a …

When the Ordinary Becomes the Extraordinary

Written by Marielle Petkoff My life is boring. My life is nothing special. I have nothing to say worth sharing. I went from working for a well-known corporation, managing a multi-million dollar business, to spending my days as a stay-at home mom, changing diapers, microwaving chicken nuggets, and driving circles around the neighborhood just to kill time when the afternoons …

When Anxiety Collides With Motherhood

Written by Ally Ferguson When you become a mom, one of the first things you realize is how incredible motherhood really is. The feeling of becoming a mom can’t be put into words; it can only be felt. It’s truly amazing. One lesson you learn quickly afterwards is how demanding being a mom can be. At times, your life can …

How to Organize Your “Motherload” In 1 Easy Step

Organized chaos—that’s basically the definition of my life. I am half perfectionist/half chicken with my head cut off. It’s a problem. My husband lovingly points out my issues as he searches for any of his belongings (keys, phone, etc.) in my diaper bag. Sure, everything I need is packed in there, but as the day goes on, everything gets thrown …

A Pregnant Mama’s Journey: The Good, The Hard, and The In-Between

Written by Gwendolyn Fiola Since it was a fresh start to a new year, on January 5th my husband and I sat down and decided what we wanted to do with our year. We made financial goals, relationship goals, spiritual goals, and physical goals. We also talked about whether or not we wanted to add on to our family this year, but we …

5 Secrets Every Fit Mommy Knows

I hear it a lot—how do you look like that after having three kids? Now I’m definitely not Jillian Michaels by any stretch of the imagination with her rock-hard abs and a fierce 7-day workout plan, but I would consider myself to be a generally fit mommy. I have been growing in my knowledge of fitness since birthing three humans …

An Open letter to Anyone With a Parent In Jail

Written by Bethanie Garcia This post originally appeared on The Garcia Diaries, but has been edited for I Literally LOL’s audience.   My dad is in jail. There, I said it. It has taken years for me to even get used to the fact that my dad is incarcerated. While I don’t feel comfortable going into details about why he’s locked up (mostly out of …

How To Survive Motherhood Limbo

I feel like I’m living in motherhood limbo…you know, that stage between being a baby mama mama of babies and a mama of “big kids.” It’s honestly confusing some days. I find myself weepy over missing that new baby scent as a sleeping baby nuzzles up close on my chest. And then again excited for diaper days to be behind …