Yael Braun
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Yael Cohen Braun is the founder of Motherlucker.

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Parenting

Things No One Tells You: It’s Lonely at First

I’ve watched enough movies to know what new motherhood is like. You’re exhausted, unshowered and disheveled; but you’re so in love and the happiest you’ve ever been. Or so I was told. Those things are all true, you’ve never known exhaustion like this, showering…

February 19, 2016
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Motherlucker

My Story

Let’s begin with: I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. And I’m pretty sure any new parent who says they do is either full of it, delusional, or high. I wing it on a daily basis and pray for the best. That’s a…

April 9, 2016
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Mom Advice

Things I Wish I Knew: Miscarriages Happen and They Suck

You spend so much of your life trying not to get pregnant, and then when you’re ready, sometimes the universe isn’t. Scott and I got pregnant before we got married, anyone with a basic understanding of math can figure that out. I heard snickers…

April 19, 2016
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Motherlucker

Things We Should Do More of: Be Nice to Each Other

When I was pregnant I felt anything but beautiful. I’m 5’3 and was basically as round as I was tall. But this really strange and wonderful thing kept happening- women (and sometimes men) would actually stop me, on the street, in the grocery store,…

May 3, 2016
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Mom Advice

Things That Make My Life Easier: My Go Bag

So I’m a huge fan of the baby “go bag”, maybe I’ve watched too many episodes of Criminal Minds, but there’s no denying a little work upfront really takes the stress out travelling with your mini-me. This is my list but I suggest you…

May 10, 2016
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Mom Advice

Things We Should Do More of: Ask For Help

When JJ was first born I thought it was my job to care for him; biologically, socially, emotionally I believed this. And I was miserable. I was overwhelmed, lonely and exhausted. I was on maternity leave and Scott (my husband) was traveling for work.…

May 20, 2016
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Mom Stuff

Things I Wish I Knew: Clean Products, Clean Home

When you have a baby everything changes (not just your vagina). The products and food that you put onto and into your body are suddenly very important. Knowing that you’re setting your tiny love up for the best and healthiest life is important. But…

May 26, 2016
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Parenting

Things We Should Do More Of: Say Thank You

I know this one seems really obvious, but sometimes as new parents we have our heads up our asses. Exciting (and challenging) life experiences like new life rally together your community of family and friends, they circle around you and go out of their…

May 27, 2016