Dani Sherman-Lazar is an eating disorder advocate, Vice President of a transportation company, and a mother to two daughters. She has been published on Scary Mommy, Bluntmoms, The Mighty, Project Heal, Beating Eating Disorders, Her View From Home, Motherly, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Recovery Warriors, Kveller.com and Humorwriters.org. Follow her on her blog Living a Full Life After ED and like it on Facebook.
“Mimi is here!” I squeal about my kids’ grandma — my mom — in my best Oprah voice. Because it’s like “You get a car! You get a car!” on-repeat level of excitement.
But honestly, I…don’t know who is happier to see Mimi, my kids or me. Probably me, and no, not because I need a shower — even though I do, thanks to my 8-month-old’s terrible reflux and the all-around grunge-factor that goes along with being a mom of two littles. My elation is because motherhood is so much… >> Read More
Ok “Momnesia,” I thought you were a myth, but this pregnancy I really feel you. In fact, I think I have gotten stupider—or wait, should I be saying “more stupid”? Argh, do you see the…problem here? I have heard the severity of how much your brain capacity is snatched away by your newborn varies from mom to mom. Well, my case right now is severe—I am convinced my baby has at least 90 percent of it, maybe more. In the altered words of Sir Mix-A-Lot, “Baby Got Brain.” Do… >> Read More
The uterus isn't exactly the quietest place to hang out, or so I hear. My memory is a little foggy of my own brief stint there. I am told, that not only can a baby in the womb hear the sounds of its…mom's body—but it can also hear noises from beyond. And I am not talking about ET (Extraterrestrial) beyond. I am talking about something even more terrifying—my family and me talking. Welcome to the clan, a little bit early! So here is my little matzah ball’s (what we call the baby inside of me, because Jewish… >> Read More
Every year I get so excited for the Oscars. It is my Super Bowl, or more like my Puppy Bowl. I break out the vino and some snacks and sit there and marvel at those otherworldly flawless Hollywood…beings. I pull out all of the stops, even undoing the bun off the top of my head for the night; letting my hair flow free like a Mini Highland Cow (Google them, they’re super cute.) Especially this year as a new mom, it’s a treat (dog pun intended). Here are the top five reasons why… >> Read More
I have an 11-month-old baby girl and throughout her life I have made some observations like a tourist on an African safari. Because let’s face it: Motherhood is like being in the front seat to the…most crazy kind of wildlife—a baby human being. And the sounds and noises that go hand-in-hand are really one of a kind. Here are some of the interesting habits I have come to realize about my little animal. 1. Fake coughing noises: These sound like a loud hacking that make me breathe in deeply, then… >> Read More