You may have noticed the new LoveMom logo popping up around YourTango in the past week. No, you're not hallucinating. LoveMom is a new blog we're launching on the intersection of love, life and kids. What does this mean? Primarily, it means that we're not bringing you your typical mom blog content. The Top 15 YourTango Posts About Motherhood
Because, while we love all of the typical cute kid stories, parenting advice and products floating about the blogosphere (how come we never had a chalkboard table!?), we remain focused on love and relationships. And so, our LoveMom bloggers dish about the ups and downs of parenting while sharing how they've managed to maintain both their marriages and their sense of self.
Lisa Romeo, for example—the mother of two sons, ages 16 and 12—writes about her initial reluctance toward having children, her struggles with postpartum depression and her eventual realization that motherhood is a pretty darn good fit for her. Later this week, Nathan Hegedus gives us the lowdown on paternity leave abroad, and how he and his wife practice co-parenting. And this lucky lady writes about how she and her husband decided that it was finally the right time to start procreating. Confession: I Was A Reluctant Mother
In addition, Diana Landen touches upon the problems that arise when you find yourself in the midst of a fight with your husband... in front of your children. Leah Stewart—the author of Husband and Wife—writes about what it means to lose your sense of self when faced with an entirely new identity: motherhood. Fran Circe Pitre clues us in to the extreme difficulties inherent with having multiple multiples. And we share love advice from other mom bloggers.
Excited yet? You should be. (I mean, we are.) Especially because the launch of LoveMom coincides pretty conveniently with one of our favorite holidays: Mother's Day.