What I learned on my son’s 1st Turkey Day: even the most personable, least socially-anxious babies will freak out at holiday parties—especially those with a loud crowd, a small space, and a lot of strangers I do not need to hesitate when my baby cries because he’s scared of aforementioned situation—I will do what I… Continue reading First Thanksgiving: A Lesson
Am I selfish? Am I stupid? Have I done wrong by my son, bringing him into this world constantly seized by hate, terror, and violence? These thoughts popped into my head with every pushed notification I received on my iPhone from AP News as word of the Paris attacks broke in the US yesterday afternoon.… Continue reading Thoughts After Paris
For a sort of prequel to this post, please pop on over to the not-so-NEW-anymore COLLABORATIVE BLOG. I suggest reading that post first! [Side note: there are also a handful of other breastfeeding stories ranging from cultural differences to switching to formula to inducing lactation to the struggles of maintaining a supply as a working mom…a series that we, the… Continue reading The Pumping Diaries, Vol. 1
A “Baby’s 1st Halloween” Dream I come up with the most original, most creative, most fun, most cool three-person costume set of all time. I put tons of thought into how, and what. I craft things. I collect things. I put together costumes for me, for my husband, for my infant son. My creations are… Continue reading Happy 1st Halloween!