On Election Night, my mother came to watch the kids so my husband and I could take dinner to friends who had a baby that morning. We brought food to the hospital, I inhaled the smell of an hours-old baby deeply while his parents had a few minutes with free hands, and we all watched… Continue reading In the aftermath of the election
As a sleep deprived zombie doing anything I could to function in the early months, I get why the dream feed sounds like a good idea. Chasing good baby sleep will make a normal person do weird things, becoming as superstitious as a serious hockey fan wearing lucky underwear and rocking a scraggly playoff beard.
When it comes to baby gear, the market is flooded with absolutely gorgeous products. If you’ve ever crushed on a crib that costs as much or more than your bed (assuming you’ve upgraded from Ikea, but barely, e.g. West Elm or CB2 price range), like any of these super mod beauties from Oeuf, you know what I mean. These pretty, shiny things are how I was suckered into an overpriced piece of crap – the Svan Signet High Chair.
My second baby is still nursing. He’s nearly 14-months old and I’m not sure when he’ll wean himself, or if I’ll force him to do so. That’s not to say that I’ll nurse him until he’s starting preschool, or keep nursing him past the point where I want to, but I don’t have an end… Continue reading Weaning my First Baby Sucked
Last week while making a last minute trip to the bulk aisle of the grocery store with my toddler, I received a text from a friend. She is the cousin of an even older friend of mine. In one sentence with no real details, she asked if I had heard he died. That night, as I was… Continue reading Dear parents of the friends of my teenage self
As a person with a period, I decided to give Thinx period panties a try. I learned a lot about blood, laundry, and why everyone with a period should own these panties.
Protecting the milk supply is serious business. If you’re a nursing mother, whether hustling hard at your job or busting your ass as a stay at home mom, you already know that milk making is another occupation. Anything that makes nursing easier is something I pay attention to – from supplies for my boobs to… Continue reading Lactation Tea: Milkmaid v. Mother’s Milk