The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful of Breastfeeding

It's World Breastfeeding Week and once again I have a little nursling who wakes me every few hours at night, and who reminds me to sit down every few hours during the day and just be. She's my last and it makes me nostalgic just to think about life after she weans. Free-er but farther [...]

10 Ridiculous Things Parents Will Do to for a Few Minutes of Sleep

This past week parenting publications everywhere commenced a full-on freak out about the new Lulla doll, and the fact that incredibly overtired parents everywhere were willing to shell out $100+ bucks for it. I'm still not quite sure why this is news, considering American Girl Dolls cost like $150 million dollars (not including clothes), and those have [...]

The Global OB Fee Trap: How to Find and Fight It

***Click here for an UPDATE - 2 years later*** I usually write in this blog about babies and breastfeeding and potty training and other cute and gross and funny and sentimental things. So I apologize in advance for this one. It's about insurance. STOP! Don't leave. I know insurance is not what anyone wants to talk or [...]

The Things We Don’t Say

I got into "mommy blogging" by accident. When I got pregnant with Mia I started a (private) blog as a way to keep my parents and close family up-to-date on the goings-on of my pregnancy. And then at some point enough people requested the password to read it that I just unlocked it and made it public. And [...]

When Shit Gets Real

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a miracle. Almost as beautiful as the miracle of an epidural. But after the dust settles (literally, all over the living room), the family members leave and everyone else on the planet resumes their normal life - mothers are left with a very tiny, very demanding, very ungrateful little life-form whose [...]