Selfie Time! 

This is me and my handsome little guy. Aren't we sweet?   

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Under-Celebrated Milestones

If you’re anything like me, when your kids were little, you pored over all those child development books searching for signs that your baby was “advanced.” “Did you hear that? She just said, ‘Ba ba ba!’ That’s a consonant sound! She’s making consonant sounds at five months and eighteen days and she’s not supposed to … Continue reading Under-Celebrated Milestones

A Mother’s Weight Loss Plan

I think we can all agree, motherhood brings with it some enormous changes. We’re learning to care for a tiny, helpless human being. We’re using our breasts to feed a person. We’re looking for nuance and hidden meaning in yawns and cries. And our once-flat stomachs have become bloated piles of wrinkly mush. (Ha ha! … Continue reading A Mother’s Weight Loss Plan

Sister Love

This really just happened. Emma and Sophia were playing in the basement when the swell of some sort of roar-scream hybrid came rushing up the stairs. Surely, someone had lost a toe or discovered a dead body in the bathroom. I went running to rescue my babies. No one had lost a toe. It was … Continue reading Sister Love

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I have a confession to make. I've never been completely happy with my appearance. What woman has? (Maybe Tootsie?) "I've never been completely happy" is actually a mild way of putting it. I'm pretty hard on my reflection. It would make my husband crazy. I'd look in the mirror and go, "Ugh, look at this … Continue reading Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

What’s the Deal with Little Boys and Their Penises???

So, ever since his birth, my 2-year-old son (we'll call him Gunther to protect his identity.) Anyway, since birth, Gunther has been obsessed with his penis. His scrotum too. As, I'm sure, are all little boys older boys grown men people with penises. (MOTHER: Doctor, when will my son get over this obsession with his penis? DOCTOR: Well, … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Little Boys and Their Penises???

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