Category Archives: Parenting

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┬ámale 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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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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Mother’s Day

Ahh Mother’s Day. The only other day of the year besides my birthday when I guiltlessly hand off the baby and delegate trips to help the toddler pee. Don’t misunderstand – I do those things every day of the year, … Continue reading

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How We Handle Kids Crawling Up Our Asses

My daytime team of three (me, three year-old, and one year-old) have passed our sweet spot of restauranting when the baby could sit happily in the carrier watching the three year-old color or stir sugar packets into my coffee. (Our … Continue reading

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