Mary Grace Pinkard is a mom of two precious girls, Harvey (2.5) and Palmer (5 months) and wife to Chad, a physician currently in his pediatric residency at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. She’s originally from Laurel, Mississippi, and attended the University of Georgia. After college, Mary Grace worked in public relations and advertising. While she now stays at home with her girls, she’s a certified sleep consultant and the social media director for The Cradle Coach, a baby and toddler sleep consulting company serving families worldwide. She doesn’t know exactly what she enjoys doing in her spare time because "spare time currently doesn’t exist"…yet, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Mary Grace is all about sharing her motherhood moments with zero filter, embracing the messy and connecting with other moms through the raw and the real (sometimes hilarious) struggles motherhood brings. If you're looking for sleep tips, be sure to follow @thecradlecoach on Instagram!

Pinching Pennies to Stay at Home: It’s My Dream Job

I turned 30 last week. Generally, I’ve been excited about my 30s.  It’s the decade my children will start school and my real stay-at-home mom duties begin. You know, the soccer games and the class...

Motherhood and Beach Vacations: When It’s Not About Your Tan Anymore

I recently got back from my very first beach vacation as a mom … without the help of my parents. That’s right. No grandparents to foot the bill, hold the baby or enthusiastically respond...

I’m Feeling Pressure to Switch to Formula

I guess I have it backwards, right? We’re always harping on the pressure mothers feel to breastfeed their babies. That was the case with my first daughter, but not my second. With my first daughter,...

Tell That Friend You Love Her

As we get older, the list of things we recognize have gone underappreciated all our lives keeps growing: coffee, brief moments of silence, sleep, fast metabolism, etc.  When it comes to people we’ve lost, it’s...

When Moody Mama Ruins the Day

My husband’s working late, and my toddler’s refusing to eat what I cooked for dinner. My cramps are slowly killing me, and my baby’s “probably teething.” It’s the 218th day of quarantining, and I...

I’ll Do Better Tomorrow

It’s Mother’s Day, and I’m lying in bed. My husband told me to go rest while the girls were napping, so I figured I might as well allow myself some time alone. I am...

To My Dear Friend Who Lost Her Mom :: When Mother’s Day Hurts

As moms, Mother’s Day is always special. Sure, the “one full day of pampering” our homemade coupon promises probably won’t ever happen, but it’s the thought that counts. Personally, my mom is my best friend...

Don’t Marry a Doctor

They say we marry men with qualities similar to our fathers. For many women, this concept may seem ridiculous. For me, though, it’s true.  I have vague memories of my dad getting home from work...

A Good (Mom) Friend is Hard to Find

I’m new to Baton Rouge, and my youngest daughter is new to…well, the world (almost 5 months old). So, I guess you could say we’ve been going through our fair share of transitions.  When we...