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  1. In case you hadn’t noticed, moms have opinions. Whether it’s warm enough for a light jacket in October. How fast is too fast for someone else’s kid to ride their bike on the sidewalk. What to do to get that baby on the other side of Target to stop crying. You get the idea. Come to …

  2. Quick, name a few figure artists. Egon Schiele, Käthe Kollwitz and Frédéric Forest are a few of my favorites. Add in Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt, of course. Then there’s Kayla Gale, a self-taught artist quietly sketching and painting from her attic studio in a small farming town in Saskatchewan, the sweeping Canadian prairies outside her …

  3. Idk if I wanna have kids. And I don’t mean “I don’t know” as in it’s something I routinely waffle back and forth on I mean “I don’t know” as in, I just… don’t really think about it? As in I’ve pushed back the due date for this article six times because I’ve really needed to …

  4. I’m always late to resolutions. If you’re anything like me, the holidays (including the total lack of any discipline or routine) inevitably seep into January, and suddenly (it really always feels sudden) the demands of life forcefully start up again, well before it feels like there’s been any time to actually rest or reset So I ease into …

  5. There must be something buried deep within our genetic code that forces humans to perceive a correlation between a child’s actions and the success (or failure) of that child’s parent as a, well, parent. It’s ludicrous, I know. But for reasons my conscious brain cannot fathom, a well-dressed, well-behaved child signals a savvy, wildly successful Tiger Mom. And …

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  7. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Baby Dove

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Come January, we will a part of the “two under two” club. With this unexpected (but exciting) curveball tossed our way, I’m glad that I documented this first year in my new role as a mom; both the goods and the bads. Thanks to the partnership with Baby Dove, I’ve had the opportunity to share my …

  8.  ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** This past year I’ve learned a new appreciation for the little things. Crisp clean sheets. A hot cup of coffee from a sweet friend. That perfect oversized sweatshirt that feels like a giant hug. These little things have gotten me through rough nights when I wonder how could I possibly …

  9. I consider myself a well-traveled, adaptable adventurer. I have traveled in the lap of luxury, chartering a private sailboat with crew for two. I have roughed it in conditions far grosser than anything you’re currently imagining, living out of a car and a suitcase for seven months. All-inclusive. Developing world. Tent floor. I thought I had …

  10. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Like many new parents, I was wondering if I had what it takes to be “good” at raising my child. From what I could tell, parenting was both emotionally challenging and physically exhausting. While I consider myself a person with substantial grit, I worried I didn’t have enough to sustain myself, my relationship, my businesses, and …

  11. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    The first year of your baby’s life is truly the longest, shortest period. The days (and nights) are long, but the months are short. In the blink of an eye, he’s gone from this tiny creature, unable to do anything but cry (and fill up a diaper) to a little boy, grasping, playing, and with his …

  12. I didn’t understand my dad until I became a dad.   See my dad still kisses me on the cheek and tells me he loves me every time I talk to him on the phone, or via text, e-mail, or Facebook message.   My dad asks me if I’m okay a lot; he tells me sometimes …

  13. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    I’m dating again. I’ve met someone who’s funny and charming. He’s in his 30s and has a kid, but so do I, so it works out just fine. He travels quite a bit, but never leaves without a text to let me know when he’s taking off, and when he’s landed. He is transparent about his …

  14. I used to revel in jet-setting, it was something that was the proverbial carrot at the end of some roles that I struggled through. I always found my time spent ‘on the road’ whether it was with clients or peers, was my speed as I was able to interact with new people and places. I was …

  15. Let’s make a list of things that are generally difficult or uncomfortable but still widely accepted. I’ll start: Spaghetti noodles. Pantyhose. Fitted sheets. Critical feedback. The one I’m thinking of today: Parenting. The pressures that come with child rearing can be crushing – and not always in a happy “carbon materials into diamond” kind of way. …

  16. Yes. Of course being a Mother is the hardest job in the world. There is no pay, no vacation, once a year you are treated to a nightmare brunch scenario with mimosas, and it is my understanding that eventually we all get to be lectured on our complete ignorance of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING by someone half our …

  17. Dear Kate, My goodness, Mother’s Day is here – a special day for our moms, right? Well, yes. But this year, it’s for you. Mother’s day is meant for the most incredible people on planet Earth. On this day you join the ranks of your mom, my mom, and their moms too. You’ve had a lot …

  18. I like to let things unfold. This is my approach to life and it applied to pregnancy as well. I was lucky to have an easy, uneventful pregnancy. I was that annoying lady in birthing class who didn’t have any real questions, fears or reservations. I was hoping to have a natural, doula-assisted birth with a midwife …

  19. How do you know if you want to become a mother? Is it something that is chosen for you? Is it a need rooted deep from days of dressing up dolls or mimicking our own mothers? For me, it most likely stemmed from loving all things adorable and little. I used to dress up kittens on …

  20. Hey Kiddo. It’s me, your Mom. I’m writing to you from the past. The very distant past, actually. You see, as I write this, your existence is still far off in the hopeful future. And as much as I can’t wait to meet you, I’m ok with both of us taking our time. I want you …

  21. While children come into our lives and grow up to create their own families, we learn to mother long before these children are a glimmer in our eye. Our journey towards motherhood– whatever version it may manifest itself in– begins with learning to mother ourselves. There was a moment after college graduation where my future looked …

  22. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SHUTTERFLY

    IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH

    When I think of the holidays that are the hardest for me to shop for, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day immediately come to mind. My parents and Joe’s parents deserve unique, amazing and thoughtful gifts – but unique, amazing and thoughtful gifts are incredibly hard to come by. For years, I would pour over magazines, aimlessly …

  23. I recently spoke at The Collective for Lab Mpls and was once again reminded how many amazing shops and brands hail from our local community. When I first visited the state back in 2006, I was surprised how robust and unique the creative scene was for a city I had once considered “way up by Canada and …

  24. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    Video BY CAL BRUE

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    People say art imitates life. Our preconceived notions of ourselves, our relationships, our lives, are often a result of the culture that we consume. I was never naive enough to believe that motherhood would be a series of precious, joyful moments, scored by a soundtrack of Bon Iver during the quiet, tender moments. But I had …

  25. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Baby DOVE

    Photos by 2nd Truth

    There’s no way of knowing what kind of mother you’ll be. Before August was born, I had all these ideas about how I’d approach his first year. 1. Will make all his food by hand! 2. Will breastfeed exclusively for the first year! 3. Will avoid too many toys and gadgets! 4. Will consider cloth diapers! …

  26. For me, I put my personal history in two buckets: before baby and after baby. So much about my emotional life has changed, both good and bad. I’ve found patience, a respect for my physical and mental limitations, and a renewed feeling of intimacy with my partner. But I have also encountered the darkness of postpartum depression, the urge …

  27. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HEYMAMA and JONATHAN ADLER X FISHER PRICE IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH When I was young and wide-eyed, I used to stare at pregnant women like they were from another world. How…HOW are our bodies capable of growing and stretching and oh, um…MAKING LIFE? When I got to my 20s, I found myself …

  28. File this in your “things no one tells you about motherhood” folder: being a “new mom” can feel a lot like being sixteen again. Especially if you were a late bloomer, like me. Sixteen brought me braces, break ups, awkward acne and ill-fitting clothing. Socially, I lagged behind my friends, dreading lunch, study hall, and anything that required me …

  29.  ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Navel. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer and videographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for …

  30. It feels as if a lifetime has gone by since I sat down to write to you all. August is two months old and in the past week he has transitioned from a scrunchy-faced newborn to a bright-eyed baby boy! Everything changed after that first cry. My god! How sweet. Those emotions could move mountains. Happiness so pure I forgot …

  31. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Target. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer and videographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always …

  32. Our son, August Joseph Peters is here! Auggie arrived on 7/16/16 at 11:52am. He was 7lbs, 14oz and as sweet as can be. We’re two weeks into this transformative adventure and both Joe and myself are fully steeped in baby haze. Who knew you could be so tired and so full of joy at the same …

  33. The scariest part of any leap, whether it be from a cliff into the ocean or answering a phone call potentially bearing good or bad news, is the moment before you decide to make it. A push or running start is easier than a self-propelled leap. The longer you stand on the edge, the harder it …

  34. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Delta. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. …

  35. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Shutterfly. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer and videographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always …

  36. Two weekends ago, I found myself alone in the house for 48 hours. I had a clear calendar, a little bit of work to do, and no social obligations. After 18 days of straight work, alone time was exactly what this introvert needed. As Winnie and I slept in and spent the afternoon snuggling in the sun, …

  37. I am at a loss for how to start this blog post so I’ll just tell you that my current status is that of a 6.5 months pregnant person. A walking, talking, waddling ball of hormones. Baby or burrito? This is no longer in question. I look decidedly ripe and am feeling all the feels. Joe …