It’s International Women’s Day, but you’d hardly know it from the way endless arguments about women’s choices keep exploding the internet. In fact, many women are on strike today, which will undoubtedly receive ample criticism in the days to come. Why? Because we keep shaming each other like it’s an Olympic event. Both the left and right accuse recent […]Read More Let’s Call A Truce For International Women’s Day!
Today is a banner day. It’s the day Bridget made it through an entire exercise class without screaming. I’ve been taking her to work out with me at Herself Moms, in Roseville (there is also a Sacramento studio). I also took Brontë until she started crawling around so wildly that it was no longer feasible, […]Read More Bridget Makes it Through an Entire Exercise Class Without Screaming
It’s easy. Wake up every hour and scream your fool head off. Done and done. We have all been hoodwinked by the phrase “sleeping like a baby.” It’s supposed to mean falling asleep quickly, sleeping soundly without stirring, and waking up fully refreshed. It refers to the glorious sleep of the innocents… The complete slumber that only those untroubled by […]Read More How To Sleep Like a Baby
I don’t know if he’s married and whether his wife had kids and what kind of table-bending extravaganza he presented her with throughout her pregnancy, but I’m sure she was well fed.Read More Bridget’s First Food and the Rice Cereal Conspiracy
Her demands have far outstripped my supply at this point and I have the angry-baby welts, scratches, and bite marks from chin to bellybutton to prove it. It feels like I’m nursing a jackal.Read More The Hungriest 6-Month-Old There Ever Was
My favorite part is the variations for different skin tones, to make sure mommas can be properly color matched.Read More My Cousin Finds a Hilarious Way to Be Obscenely Decent
In many ways, I am no different than a momma cat with her kitten (though thankfully, one of the exceptions is my ability to obtain baby wipes).Read More Lessons Learned from Kitten-Rearing
Most of what people believe about pregnancy comes from seeing it on TV, including women. Yes, it feels like women should have all these natural motherly instincts allowing them to float through pregnancy changes with a serene glow. But the reality is more like puberty, when your face starts breaking out, you find weird hairs all […]Read More What Pregnancy Really Feels Like; Horrified In Breastfeeding Class