Feb 16 2012
Strangers Getting Personal
At this point, I have lost count of how many strangers–all women–have asked me about my next, theoretical baby.
Jan 5 2012
Swooshing Vertical Blinds, Crinkling Paper, And Other Things My Daughter Taught Me
The beauty of a new baby is the opportunity to be excited by swooshing vertical blinds and crinkling paper all over again. Everything thrills and deserves study, and if you’re lucky to have a teacher like my Lila, you find you can learn plenty.
Dec 7 2011
It’s Amazing What Happens When You’re Nice to my Kid
“If someone is nice to your child, you can forgive a lot,” my mother has commented. Seven months into motherhood, I consider that the ultimate truism.
Dec 1 2011
Not apologizing is a survival skill in the jungle of early motherhood, learning to let go of all that you cannot control (which is most things).
Nov 17 2011
Mothers Make the Best Hires
In honor of all those currently doing the world’s hardest job, I offer a list of reasons why mothers make the best hires.
Oct 11 2011
In Hansel and Gretel’s Oven
Hot flashes are Mother Nature’s catty epilogue to pregnancy. And all I want to know is, Why? Hasn’t she messed enough with me and my body? When I began telling people I was pregnant last year, women kept warning me … Continue reading
Sep 12 2011
First Time Out to a Restaurant Post Baby. How Do Breastfeeding Moms Do It?
Back when we were newlyweds–three long years ago–life was simple. If we wanted to go out for dinner, the only question was where we would dine. Fast forward to this spring. Our duo transformed into a trio. The husband and … Continue reading
Aug 15 2011
Fearless While Flying
You learn a lot about a person when you travel with her. My newborn is no exception to that rule. On a recent weekend, my new family flew from Boston to Washington to hunt for a new home, in advance … Continue reading
Jul 14 2011
The Hazing I Never Had
I went to one of those colleges that lacked a Greek scene. That was alright with me, since I never really thought of myself as a Greek gal – until now. Since giving birth, I’ve been working on pledging my … Continue reading
Jun 23 2011
You Know You’re a New Mother When…
“Are you my mother?” That baby bird’s question is the single most memorable line from my childhood library. As a newly minted mother it strikes me that a sequel to that story is in order. After all, it’s not just … Continue reading