From the category archives:

Having 2+ kids

Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

“I’m Never Going to Nurse Again”

October 11, 2012

Our friend Deborah offered to tell you the bittersweet (mostly sweet) story of weaning her second child minus the part about cabbage leaves. Thanks Deb! “I’m never gonna nurse again. Guilty boobs have got no pumping…” is what I sang this morning, to the tune of Careless Whisper by Wham!, when I nursed for the […]

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Easy outing for 2 kids: the library

August 22, 2012

When I first became a mother of two, I was afraid to be left alone at home with my newborn and almost three-year old. Unfortunately, I was also afraid to take them both out of the house. I have come to believe that I’m-a-rookie-again anxiety is totally normal and that my fear of outings was […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

Why we called our baby “Dennis”

August 3, 2012

Dennis is not a family name, nor is it the surname of my favorite actor. Dennis is not a character from a great work of literary fiction. In fact, Dennis is not even the name of my son. His name is Julian, and now that he’s seven years old, I rarely forget it. But in […]

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Only 10% likely to have a daughter

July 25, 2012

First off, no I’m not pregnant. I went to the doctor today and, upon hearing that I have three sons, he out-of-the-blue told me that “Couples with two sons are 15% likely to have a daughter and couples with three sons are only 10% likely.” Geez. Thanks Doc. Discuss, please. Does this statistic seem true […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

Beware monogrammed & personalized gifts

June 19, 2012

When Julian was born, we received three stools that said JULIAN on them. He was the center of our universe, and if I was a tattoo-lover, I probably would have had his name inked across my body. I may not have thought to leave room on my back for “Scarlett.” The other day when I […]

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Why the bouncy seat makes me a better mom

May 31, 2012

Before having a baby, I had a very clear idea of what kind of mom I would be. Having read Babywise at the advice of a childless friend, I knew I would put my newborn on a schedule and fill my maternity leave with useful pursuits like crossing items off my to-do list and initiating […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

2-minute puppet theater

May 15, 2012

Did you know that you might have a puppet theater in your child’s room already? Materials needed: Crib Sheet Dolls or stuffed animals Preschooler with a repertoire of songs Any combination of parent, baby, and toddler to serve as audience +++ We’re assembling a huge list of DIY projects for parents. Browse them all on […]

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What’s the best advice your mom has given you?

May 11, 2012

Over the years, my mom has given me a lot of advice. I wish I could easily put my finger on the very best but it all tends to swirl around me and through me. Some I listened to, some I ignored. If only she had had a blog, right? Then I could search for […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

Makin’ it: no-sew Moby wrap baby carrier

January 9, 2012

When my second son was born, I flirted with sewing in order to create this Moby-style baby wrap (AKA “the Fauxby”) to keep little Milo super close. It is the snugliest baby carrier that I’ve ever had. My mom helped me to hem the edges. Once I saw how legitimately simple it was, I made […]

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What to expect when traveling with a baby

December 21, 2011

It will suck {My personal studies have shown that as long as you expect it to suck, it will probably be okay}. You will be pooped on. If your child is beyond the poo’splosion age, expect a bottle to burst, projectile vomit, overturned apple juice, or a simple pee accident. To combat this reality, pack […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

Exhale. The end of the fourth trimester.

December 6, 2011

My little baby Sawyer is three months old. Yay. He smiles now. He gurgles and coos. He is delightfully what every pregnant woman thinks they will get when they come home from the hospital. Know what I mean? He’s not quite so wobbly, there is a LOT less shrieking, and he can sleep for some […]

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What I’m thankful for

November 24, 2011

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