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  1. 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 …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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 …

  4. 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 …

  5. 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 …

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  7. 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! …

  8. 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 …

  9. 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 …

  10. 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 …

  11.  ** 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 …

  12. 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 …

  13. 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 …