Mia Carella

To the mom struggling to hold it together

I don't see you because you don't let it show. Like me, you wear a brave mask. You smile to hide your stress, even on the bad days. You get up everyday, put...

Julianna W. Miner

Anatomy of a swim meet

6:45 a.m.: Arrive at the pool. Parking lot is already full. Let the kids out and park far away. Carry/drag chairs, bags and a cooler as if I were large pack...

frostedMOMS.com

Summer survival guide for boymoms

I know someday he won't need me to hold his hand while he hops from rock to rock or come running to me for comfort when he falls and scrapes his knee. So as...

Kristin Shaw

Dads can, too... if we let them

Fathers are fully capable of feeding, clothing, changing diapers and taking care of their children — and they tend to be even better at it when they aren't...

Brenna Fender

When great swimmers drown

My 10-year-old daughter is a Junior Olympic level synchronized swimmer. She's been an accomplished swimmer since she was a toddler. So, of all the things I...

Cyndy Gatewood

Dear Dads, Take the picture

I looked through my phone the other day and realized I have tons of pictures of my husband playing with our kids, but we don't have many of ME with the kids....

Heather Anne Naples

How the fear of dying taught me how to live

What do I want people to tell my daughter about me? That I smiled. That I laughed. And most importantly, that I loved. That I loved every single second of every...

Courtesy Lauren Eberspacher

The body I've always wanted: Size Mom

While I may not be able to do five pull-ups, I can rock a sick baby. All. Night. Long. And while I may be a little squishy around my tummy, my kids have more...

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