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Poetry Therapy

Flipping through my English IV textbook when I was feeling particularly angsty about my parents, I found a poem that helped me understand them a little better. After a rough week of listening to her cry so she can learn... Continue Reading →

Buzzfeed Community Post: A Night with an Infant

The last two weeks have been rough. Baby girl is going through some phase where she stopped sleeping through the night, and I am exhausted. What better way to cope with exhaustion and frustration than by making a Buzzfeed post?... Continue Reading →

What NOT to Write on a Diaper

My husband's coworkers played the baby shower game where you write messages on the backs of diapers to entertain parents during midnight changes. Most of them were funny or quaint: "This one's for you, Dad!" "Isn't it amazing that something... Continue Reading →

Good dog!

The baby can officially roll over from back to belly now. Do I give her a treat?

Growing Up

A week before her 3-month birthday, we had to officially retire all of Baby J's newborn clothes... Goodbye, size NB! Hello to a fresh, new wardrobe that hasn't been stained by poop or formula!

The Little Brat on My Screen

I never understood why parents had so many pictures of their little ones on them: framed on their desks, stuffed in their wallets, saved as the wallpapers for their phones and computers. I didn't get why they would need constant... Continue Reading →

The Santa Lie.

Me: When she grows up, I don't want to do the whole Santa thing. Husband: [silence] Me: I mean, I love Christmas, but what's the point of lying to a child? Husband: [silence, gives me a look] Me: What's the point... Continue Reading →

A Red Hot Chili Peppers Kind of Mood

I have two more weeks until my maternity leave ends, so I have to get J ready to be without me. Last week, I started training her to take her daytime naps in a barren pack'n'play instead of her comfy swing, which... Continue Reading →

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