I loathe the idea (and reality) of shopping for maternity clothes. Between the high prices, poor quality, and short shelf-life of most items, it’s enough to make a hormonal chick crazy. When I first was pregnant with Holden, I was the lucky benefactor of a large duffel bag of maternity clothes from my pal, Whitney. […]
I loved sitcoms as a child. I fondly remember Tuesdays as the night when I could stay up until 9:30 to watch a cluster of my favorites: Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, and Three’s Company. Like most kids, I compared my mom to Carol Brady, Claire Huxtable, or Elise Keaton. And don’t get me started […]
Whitney just sent me a link to this cuh-razy looking iPhone/iPod case for babies and toddlers. Whoa. Fisher Price makes it so that little slobbery children can safely handle my electronica. Clever. But evil. When Milo was nine months old, he grabbed my old school cell phone and slurped it into his mouth. Before I […]
(While I hang out with my family, I am republishing a post from the 2007 archives for your entertainment. Enjoy!) Last week, Ryan’s company threw a lovely holiday party. We were treated to a sit-down dinner at a well known fancy restaurant. With a babysitter I trusted, and a body that can finally fit in […]
As I crawl along the floor trying to be silly for my toddler, it occurs to me that not every frickin’ thing needs to be so fun!
What do you guys think? Love or shove the skull-and-crossbone trend on babies? On one hand, I get that it has a punk rock flavor and appreciate the irony of an edgy, yet toothless, human being. On the other hand, something about the association this symbol has with death just weirds me out. In the […]
Would you have a hard time going a full day without plugging into facebook or email? You’re not alone. My husband has tried to impose a house rule, “No tweeting before eating” so that I don’t get sucked into the labyrinth before breakfast (and turn into a raving beeyotch). We also have a “No devices […]
The irony of my position on this topic is not lost on me. I was a kid who never cleaned my room or helped with the dishes. When I babysat, I didn’t pick up toys or probably even clear the table unless I was asked to. It just didn’t occur to me. I wrote a […]
Socks? Yes, socks. I’m talking baby socks, toddler socks, preschool socks, and all manner of little kid socks from infant on up. I realize in confessing this, I might sound a little crazy. But the truth is that I only buy certain makes, models, and colors of socks and I’ve come to have very strong […]
Home birth can be a lovely option if you choose it and have the right support team — and upholstery cleaner in place — but that’s not what I want for myself. After my first labor and delivery, I don’t think I’m a good candidate anyway. I realize I never did tell you about my […]
I love sleep. I love swaddles. But I can’t tell if this Woombie contraption is the best of both worlds or the worst? Help a nearly-born-again rookie mom out! There’s a video on woombie.com if you need more help deciding (turn your volume DOWN before you head over).
Before you heed my warning, let me provide a little context. I have seen the original PIXAR Cars movie dozens and dozens of times. When my sons, now 4 and 6, can’t agree on anything else for family movie night, we watch Cars. I took my then 18 month-old to see Cars in the theater […]