Want to know more about Toddler Mama?


My name is Emily, and this is my blog, Hold Me, Don’t Hold Me.

Initially, the sole purpose of this blog was just to make people laugh, or, to quote myself when discussing it with my husband, “I’m not writing this to help people, or to have some sort of cathartic experience. I’m writing this to make people think I’m funny.” But as time went on, I discovered I really enjoy the connections I’ve made with people who have, for one reason or another,Β found themselves wondering if they are as alone as they feel. Now, a little more than a year into it, it’s the idea of helping people that really attracts me to continuing this blog. And also the fame and riches that have accompanied it. Obviously.

I am not an expert. I don’t know what I’m doing. Don’t take anything I say too seriously, unless of course I put “seriously” in front of it, in which case you can trust that it’s actually serious. Maybe.

Sometimes I’m funny. Sometimes I’m somber. All of the time I’m honest, albeit with a heavy dose of satire mixed in. I am also always here to talk to anyone who ever feels alone, and I mean that.

My work can be found on a number of sites, including Scary Mommy, Horse Collaborative (that’s a long story), Mamapedia, Pregnant Chicken, and others.

I can be reached viaΒ Facebook, or my email: toddlermama2014@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!



    1. Hey Jen! Thanks for checking it out. I’m small potatoes compared to an expert like you. I’m going to blog stalk you for a while, if that’s ok πŸ™‚ Hope all is well with you and your lovely little family!


      1. I find my purpose swaying slightly 6 months in. Turns out being funny isn’t as important as being true to yourself. I still try to keep things light, but I find myself wanting to write about things that are important to me. So glad you enjoy it.

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  1. I think your reason to write is great.
    A teacher in college shared that everybody has a story to tell, so share away.
    You will help someone at one point. πŸ˜‰
    I’m interested in learning parenting techniques or any information or experience regarding parenthood. I’m writing a novel that shows parenthood and some teachings on the topic. Is it okay, to ask you questions? I have some experiences with kids, but not a lot, and I’m also doing several studies about the topic.

    Have a great day! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad I met you.


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