5 Truths for Breastfeeding Moms – NEW for Huffington Post


Fresh content today from me on The Huffington Post ALL about some truths breastfeeding moms may face. Including but not limited to, the painful mid-sleep rollover and milk hubris. Oh and the fact that you can look like you got implants on the way home from Publix!

It’s all in there!

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How Moms Are Like Superheroes – New for HuffPo

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Did you  know that as a mom, you totally hone superhero-like skills that you probably never knew you even had?!

It’s true.

Read all about it in my latest article for the Huffington Post.

CLICK HERE TO READ >> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58caaf07e4b0e0d348b340ea


The TRUTH about Pregnancy


So, a while back I penned a brief blog post about some of the perils of pregnancy. But as I approach the finish line of my second pregnancy, I’m reminded about all of the things (really gross things), that most women don’t discuss. And I still don’t get why.

I mean, women are worse than men in terms of the things we talk about (at least my girlfriends are), so why are people so coy to talk about what happens to a woman’s body during pregnancy and labor.

Eff that!

Remember when I posted on Facebook asking for your gross stories? Well, I took them and wrapped them into a disgusting little package with a cute little bow for my latest Huffington Post story.

Read it, share it, own it.

You can click any of the links in this post or use this link>> http://huff.to/2jhI6rW

Just remember to always keep it real mamas!


My Husband is NOT My Best Friend – New for The Huffington Post

So I have a confession…my husband is not my best friend. And we are both totally cool with it.

Read all about it in today’s article for The Huffington Post!


It Was All a Dream…


It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine..

No, but seriously. When I quit my job I was ready to make shit happen. I set my sights high and hustled like a boss (and still do every. damn. day). I was so fortunate and humbled to get a regular monthly column in a local magazine pretty early on, but never once did I stop trying to add to that.

While still maintaining a client roster of my own filled with business-related freelance writing gigs (you know, to pay my mortgage), I would just write and write and write my own stuff as well and submit all of it everywhere I possibly could to increase exposure. I scored two more regular contributor gigs and then, one day I got an email that literally rocked my world. One of my articles was accepted on Scary Mommy. Many of you may not understand the gravity of that, but for someone who writes what I write, it’s effing mind-blowing (and just to put things in perspective, I must have submitted more than a dozen different articles before I got that email.)

Holy. Shit. My hard work is starting to pay off.

And then, this weekend, I had another one of those moments. All because of a conversation with a friend who also writes, but TOTALLY different stuff. So I took another big chance, put myself out there…and this happened and I practically peed my pants.


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You guys, all I can say is that THIS is the kind of stuff I live for. It’s proof that nothing comes easy and you have to bust your ass. But with focus, persistence and a whole lotta moxie…it’s possible.

So, please do check out my first contribution to the Huffington Post, and those to follow, and I will be forever grateful as you are reading along.


Rachel, The Notorious Y.I.D (new nickname courtesy of my boy DJ Holiday)

I’m blowin’ up like you thought I would
Call the crib, same number same hood
It’s all good
And if you don’t know, now you know