My very first blog post here was about an experience shared by mothers of small children everywhere: being told to enjoy every minute by various ogling passers-by. Each time it happened to me, I suppressed the impulse to grab said stranger by the collar and scream “Why don’t you effing enjoy it while I go… Read More On Mamalode! Cherish: the agony and ecstasy
If you’ve ever read a board book to a toddler, you may have encountered this one: After 5 pages, or maybe the the thirteenth time it’s toddled up to your lap, you start omitting large swaths of story. Why would anyone in their right mind put this damn many words in a board book? It’s… Read More The board book: friend or enemy?
1) Stroller wheels The upright stroller is so yesterday. Need to muck out the chicken coop? Get some gardening done? Wolf down the danish you’ve been hiding in your bag so you don’t have to share? Might I recommend the upside-down or side-lying stroller. My feral children find spinning the wheels to be mesmerizing. And they… Read More Top 5 toddler toys that aren’t toys
As a long-time backpacker in my youth, I would scoff at car campers. Why would you go to so much trouble to sit in a dusty parking lot and sleep in a tent? Well, you narcissistic 20 year old know-it-all, because you have small children. That’s why. And it doesn’t have to be a dusty… Read More Car camping is my new best friend
I wrote this 2 weeks ago, and tossed it aside. Not for the blog, I thought. Too fragmented and emotional. When I read it again this morning, I recanted. I should post this. Because it’s fragmented and emotional, and I’m sure some of you will relate. *** I love my new job. And it’s making… Read More A mom divided
I fear antibiotics the way that some people dread spiders or snakes. I actually had a nightmare when I was pregnant with Cal that I might need them during his birth and woke up in a cold sweat. Before I go on, let me also mention that I love antibiotics. When I got an infection… Read More How our family survives cold season
Well things are leveling out around here. Sort of. I *might* be finding a new Zoloft dosage that works better for my new friend, Anxiety, who has decided to hop on the post-partum emotions bandwagon. It’s only been a few days at the new dosage, and it’ll take a few weeks for things to level… Read More Some relief, courtesy of big pharma