Category Archives: family

A Chapter Closes

This time two years ago, heavily pregnant with our last child, I felt a silent pull. I didn’t want to return to work soon after baby was born. Or any time in the foreseeable future. With a two year-old and … Continue reading

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A Week of Quitting All My Bad Habits

I’ve been edgy and easily annoyed recently, and one of my main annoyances is myself. I’ve been engaging in too many things that leave me feeling badly about myself: gossiping, getting sucked into social media and media in general, getting … Continue reading

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Soon-To-Be-Dads, Things We Want to Warn You About! Love, New Moms

This post is the result of the discovery that a male friend of mine was extremely delusional about sex after childbirth. He was horrified to learn of the six-week rule of thumb suggested by many health care professionals, and mystified at … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding is Awesome. Breastfeeding is Hard.

I had breastfed for over two years total (combined between two babies) before anyone ever shamed me for doing it publicly. For many months I’d nursed in parks, at friends’ homes, in stores, in parking lots, in restaurants and cafes, … Continue reading

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The Garden and the Beach

A month ago I planted a garden. It was a simple little garden of simple little seedlings gifted by a sweet friend. I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about starting a garden, but since I like to get outside every day with … Continue reading

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A Gorilla Incident for all Parents

Since I bet you are just DYING for another two cents on the gorilla and the 4 year-old public lynching du jour, let me give you mine! Once when Micah was in the scooting-around-the house-and-exploring stage, he discovered the treasure … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Cope with Man Flu, a Woman’s Guide

If you have a man with an immune system weaker than an infant’s, here are a few strategies to get you through his next bout of man flu: Resist the temptation to be too expert a nurse, lest he come to … Continue reading

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