Feb 5 2013
The Spinning Instructor’s Post-Baby Body
Last week at my daughter’s gymnastics class, a friend introduced me to another mom as a “Spinning Instructor.” Before she could say anything, I blurted, “I am. I don’t look like it right now, but I am.” Instead of saying, … Continue reading
Nov 12 2012
My 1-Month-Old’s Emergency Surgery
Three weeks after Jared was born, he started spitting up. At first it was normal baby barf, but it became heavier and more frequent. By his 4-week birthday, Scott and I were living out of the washing machine. We left … Continue reading
Oct 11 2012
I’m Way Too Lax with Baby #2
I’d heard of Second Kid Syndrome long before Baby Two was on my radar. I thought, “I won’t be that lax with the second kid.” Then I had him. Last week. And instead of a fully-prepared diaper bag, I took … Continue reading
Aug 16 2012
18 Tips for Taking Care of Babies
My little girl is days away from becoming a big sister. It’s amazing how quickly I’ve forgotten–blocked out?–certain things, like how all those effing pieces of the Dr. Brown’s bottles go together. But there are a few lessons I’ve retained … Continue reading
Jul 16 2012
Choosing a Name: Celebrity vs. Normal People Edition
I’m no celebrity, so there is no pressure on me to come up with something overly cute or different or otherwise conversation-provoking to name my baby (hello, Maxwell Drew, Penelope Scotland, Aleph, and Apple). But there is pressure. I think … Continue reading
Jun 12 2012
Is On Demand TV Making My Daughter More Demanding?
“I want to watch Blue’s Clues,” my daughter announced in the middle of an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!” “OK, honey, I’ll record it for you and we can watch it some other time,” I told her. “What? I want … Continue reading
Apr 30 2012
Should Our Kids Not Have Best Friends?
There’s a movement in the UK to ban kids from having best friends. I think it’s ridiculous.
Apr 17 2012
My Daughter Wants to Eat Just Like Me
If you are what you eat, then I am slowly becoming a birthday cake this week. But more than that, I’ve realized that I’m a full-fledged, certifiable food hypocrite.
Apr 11 2012
A Case of the Mommy Thumb
I’m pregnant again, so you know what that means. I am worried about my thumbs.
Mar 21 2012
Should You and Your Kids Be BFFs?
“Daddy, you’re my best friend,” our 2-year-old told Scott a few weeks ago.