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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Trying to Conceive? Here’s a Fantastic Pregnancy Calculator

Whether you’re trying to conceive or you’ve already got good news, the early stages of pregnancy carry plenty of similarities. First and most important: congratulations, you’re (going to be) pregnant! Kiss your partner (or maybe more), dream longingly of the celebratory champagne that will be barred to you for the foreseeable future, and then it’s time to start figuring out the details. The questions for a future mom tend to stay the same no matter the stage. One of the […]

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Ageism and Pregnancy | What is a Geriatric Pregnancy? | MomCave LIVE

Jen: Okay, well, welcome to “MomCave Live” where we may have lost our minds but we haven’t lost our senses of humor. I’m Jen, it’s been a few weeks because it’s summer and kids are not in school and it’s insane chaos at my house, but I’m happy to be back. And we are also broadcasting on Instagram, sort of, kind of, live Instagram people. We’ll get the edited version later. So we have a very, very exciting guest this […]

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Hottest Retro Maternity Dresses | Pinup Maternity Fashion from MomCave

(This round-up of the hottest retro maternity dresses contains some affiliate links.) You know that having a bun in oven makes you super-hot, right? You may be feeling more blimp than MILF right now, but I promise you that your curves are only becoming curvier and sexier. Pregnant women are sexy. It’s SCIENCE. But we know it doesn’t always feel that way. Especially when most maternity dresses leave you feeling like you are wearing a Laura Ashley Print caftan! Before […]

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Ridiculous Video! Facts About Pregnancy and Birth Past, Present, and Future

Our Ridiculous Version: “Facts about Pregnancy and Birth, Past, Present, and Future.” Leave it to us to make a video that involves a Lady Doctor, Nervous Preggo Lady, and Two Stressed-Out, Tired Veteran Mamas as the Ghost of Pregnancy Past and Future! We shot this ridiculous video as part of YouTube and Whohaha’s Women in Comedy Program. Hope you enjoy! Past –Do you know women used to be knocked-out for birth? My husband’s grandmother has NO MEMORY of the births […]

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