Libby Shumka
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Libby Shumka

Mother of two, publicist, perpetual picture-taker, above average online shopper, and Bachelor addict. Currently obsessed with raising confident, compassionate, curious, creative, sweet, smart little beings, and whether or not I should get bangs.


Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

I often fantasize about going back to work the way one might daydream about a trip to Bora Bora. Long, leisurely cappuccinos at my desk without a kid on my lap. Journeys to the bathroom in complete solitude. And the best part? Coming home…

October 13, 2016
Food Mom Advice

Taking Candy From a Baby

I can be a little (read: a shitload) neurotic when it comes to feeding my kids. We’re all as careful as we can afford to be (time-wise, money-wise, patience-wise) when it comes to nourishing our little beings. And whether it started with the first…

October 31, 2016
Mom Advice Parenting

Over Protective

One of my first memories is a hazy one. Not hazy as in “I barely remember,” more like hazy as in “the air was filled with cigarette smoke.” I couldn’t have been more than three and had somehow found my way up on to…

December 12, 2016
Motherlucker Uncategorized

Baby on the Brain, The Baby Brain Drain

I used to have to manage one itinerary: mine. My brain had room for all sorts of extra stuff. Somehow I had my favorite pilates instructor’s entire schedule memorized, I knew all of my friends’ addresses and kids’ birthdays, didn’t miss a doctor’s appointment…

January 26, 2017
Mom Advice

Traveling Circus

When my first baby was 4 months old, my husband and I took him from Vancouver to Australia. He didn’t make a peep for the entire 15-hour flight. My husband, on the other hand, snored like a freight train for the better part of…

February 20, 2017
Mom Advice Mom Stuff Motherlucker

Friends With Mom Benefits

Watching little kids make friends might just be the cutest and most heartbreaking thing in the world. Some are fearless, oblivious to the impending possibility of rejection. Others are tentative and shy, perhaps having been shunned before. Their intentions are rarely anything deeper than…

March 27, 2017

The Clothes Make The Kid

Baby clothes might just be the best thing about becoming a parent. The styles we love, only way, way tinier. Nothing is cuter than a toddler in skinny jeans, I mean come on. Or hammer pants. Or the teensiest little high tops, like months…

April 20, 2017

Screen Time

There are a few things we all vow when we become mothers: only organic and unprocessed foods will ever cross our kids lips, we will never give them juice and television/ iPads will be off limits. Cue the crying laughing emoji. I mean, we…

May 4, 2017