Vanessa Rasanen
Vanessa Rasanen
Vanessa Rasanen
Vanessa Rasanen is a wife, mother of four, part-time writer, and full-time data analyst.
5 Tips For Getting Out Of A Marital Rut

Marriage is a blessed gift of companionship, love, support, and comfort. It is the base we build our families upon, and thus needs to be kept strong and healthy.

Reach Out To Women Like Me With Postpartum Depression

Many mothers struggle with postpartum depression in silence—fearful of judgment, or grappling with shame and doubt. We need to change that.

4 Tips For Planning Maternity Leave

For the most part, I appreciate the flexibility the American approach to maternity leave affords us parents. To optimize it, you need to plan.

7 Ways To Develop A Budget-Friendly Office Maternity Wardrobe

The good news is we professional moms don’t have to shuck out a large chunk of our pay just to meet dress code for 40 weeks.

10 Reasons Pregnancy Rocks

There are indeed many reasons pregnancy is a trial. Yet even amid all of these are certain benefits to this time we spend nurturing and growing our baby.

6 Tips For A Father’s Day He’ll Actually Enjoy

This holiday takes fatherhood in its entirety, as a grand, amazing vocation and reminds us it is one of honor and might, not just in how it plays in our own personal lives.

6 Tips To Prevent Mother’s Day Disappointment

Like most holidays, Mother’s Day can come loaded with high expectations for us moms. Protect yourself from the inevitable disappointment, because no day is ever perfect.

Upholding Free Speech Begins At Home

My generation supports speech policing. In a liberal household, I was taught the opposite.

10 Ways To Distract Yourself From The 2016 Election

Politics got you going bananas? Try some of these tips to avoid the election madness.

10 More Ridiculous Responses To My Latest Pregnancy

Thought you’d heard all the rude comments about pregnancy?

9 Beers To Pair With Your Child’s Memorable Moments

For the parents, obviously. And not only after a long day or during a playdate.

5 Times Taking Selfies Won’t Make You A Narcissist

Or, in defense of selfies.

Even When It’s Very Early, Miscarriage Hurts

Miscarriage is one of the things in life that show we simply aren’t meant to know, control, and understand everything that happens.

Pregnant Women Should Treat Craft Beer Like Wine

Some doctors and midwives still recommend wine for pregnant women, while giving craft beer the cold shoulder.

5 Uses For Junk Beer

If you have beer sitting in the back of the fridge you can’t bring yourself to drink or dump, have I got some ideas for you.

Here’s The Culture That Set The Stage For Ahmed Mohamed

To succeed—or even survive—our children must learn a new set of rules that exist outside the walls of our homes and are based on irrational fears.

Why The Mommy Wars Are Good For Us

The debates and discussions—even the outright screaming matches— of the mommy wars are an opportunity to learn, adjust, and grow.

Four Truths About Raising Small Children

Parenting small children is not a science, but we can be confident about it.

In Defense Of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day offers an excellent opportunity to step outside the daily grind and celebrate those we love.

Seven Reasons You Should Not See ‘American Sniper’

‘American Sniper’ isn’t for everyone, especially the squeamish.