Adriana Rivera

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Dear First Born: It's Not You, It's Me

Dear First Born,<p>I remember the day I first held you in my arms. You became, and I also became. I'd thought about motherhood for a long time, about how I'd be and how you'd be. But I was still so unprepared. Heaven and Earth kissed for a moment and I'd never felt so sure and so uncertain all at the …

Parenting

In Defense of Posting Pretty Pictures

<i>It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for the next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day... When you wake in the morning, the naughtiness and evil</i> …

To the Mom Who Thinks She's Not Enough

I don't know where you're reading this. Perhaps you're sitting at your laptop, stealing a few minutes for yourself. Or maybe someone forwarded this to you at work. Or you're huddled on the toilet holding your smartphone with the bathroom door locked, and you're fighting back tears because this has …

The Bittersweet Loneliness of Motherhood

As a work-from-home mom and wife, I am surrounded by people who love me all the time. In fact, I am almost never physically alone. And yet, somewhere inside me, I have discovered a surprising and profound feeling of isolation.<p>It's not because I'm too busy making dinners to go out to one. It's not …

A Love Letter to All the Tired Mamas Everywhere

Here's the thing, I love you.<p>I do.<p><b>I love how you don't even have to open your eyes to roll over in bed and open the blanket to that kid who has bad dreams.</b><p>I love how you worry about kindergarten homework and teach yourself calculus all over again to keep up with your teen. I love how you swing …