Vanessa Rasanen is a wife, mother of four, part-time writer, and full-time data analyst.
At first, quitting Facebook was insanely difficult. I had been on Facebook since its inception, and developed social habits centered on the platform.
Our best efforts to establish routine don’t always go smoothly and we may be left wondering what to do now. Here are five fresh ideas to help you create new and lasting holiday traditions.
While mental health care has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, it isn’t cut and dry with set timelines or a slew of established best practices.
From the very first scene, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ emits a strong message about vocation — that is, the roles in which one serves his or her neighbor.
Handwritten words from my loved ones can hit me with the same emotion of past memories as can scents, songs, and pictures.
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.
Many mothers struggle with postpartum depression in silence—fearful of judgment, or grappling with shame and doubt. We need to change that.
For the most part, I appreciate the flexibility the American approach to maternity leave affords us parents. To optimize it, you need to plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My generation supports speech policing. In a liberal household, I was taught the opposite.
Politics got you going bananas? Try some of these tips to avoid the election madness.
Thought you’d heard all the rude comments about pregnancy?
For the parents, obviously. And not only after a long day or during a playdate.
Or, in defense of selfies.
Miscarriage is one of the things in life that show we simply aren’t meant to know, control, and understand everything that happens.
Some doctors and midwives still recommend wine for pregnant women, while giving craft beer the cold shoulder.
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.
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