The Mother Load, Surviving Motherhood | with Meredith Ethington | MomCave Live

Meredith Ethington, author of “The Mother Load,” and Jen discuss the weight of the mental load and societal expectations that mothers carry. Ethington talks about how she came up with the name “Perfection Pending” and how being a recovering perfectionist made it difficult for her to become a mother. Jen and Ethington discuss the unrealistic expectations placed on mothers and how they can be harmful to their mental health while surviving motherhood. They also touch upon how no book or […]

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Anxiety, Mental Health and Me

Every night before I go to sleep, I brush my teeth, comb my beard and take a little white pill that I self-deprecatingly call my “crazy pill”. Well, I used to call it my “crazy pill.” Recently I heard Kristen Bell describe her mental health medication as “broccoli for my brain.” She uses that to explain to her children why she takes her daily medicine and I simply love it. Social Anxiety When I called it my “crazy pill” it […]

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How Becoming a Mom Makes a Woman Sexier

The mom uniform of a mom bun, leggings, and t-shirt might feel like a bit of a trope, but it is a fast and efficient uniform for moms who need to get things done, 24/7/365. After giving birth, many moms go through a period of just not feeling great about their bodies–after all, there are a lot of changes to come to terms with pretty quickly. We don’t feel like sexy moms on a daily basis. But we should. You […]

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How to Stop Being an Angry Mom

Motherhood is hard. Anyone who says otherwise is either: 1) a robot, 2) an alien, or 3) an alien robot here to supplant you. Some days your frustrations are boiling over, and it feels like exploding isn’t such a terrible option. That’s OK! It’s perfectly normal to struggle with these things as a mom. The important thing is realizing that it can get better, then taking steps to make it so. No one expects you to figure out how to […]

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Modern Moms: Modern Mom Probs With Tara Clark

This post contains some affiliate links to awesome products for modern moms. Jen chats LIVE with Modern Mom Prob’s Tara Clark. She has a new book– “Modern Mom Probs: A Survival Guide for 21st Century Mothers,” is the spokesperson for The Blue Dot Project (maternal mental health) AND is launching The Modern Mom Style Box! There’s wisdom and laughs in this one. Jen: Hey, modern moms, welcome to MomCave Live, where we may have lost our minds, but we have […]

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