The man cold is the phenomenon that occurs when a man catches a mere common cold and reacts as though he is near death. He’s really sorry but he can barely breath right now. His whole body hurts. His teeth hurt. His scalp hurts. It’s like every hair follicle is inflamed or something. He knows… Continue reading Life Hack: Man Cold
Sweet boy, I am all sorts of behind on your blog posts but I did remember to make your 8 month board and take pictures; I feel like that counts for something (maybe backdating this entry will help…let’s all pretend it isn’t 11/21)! And while we’re on the subject, this 8 month madness felt familiar… Continue reading Happy 8 Month, Frederick C III!
We pack a lunch for my kindergarten daughter. There are a couple of reasons for this, the most important being: because we want to. Anyway, into the second week of school, she tells us that she’s been having 3 chocolate milks a day. We don’t pack those. In fact, chocolate milk is rarely an option… Continue reading Account Balance: -$2.60
I recently volunteered for a walkathon at my daughter’s school. I wasn’t responsible for anything in particular but was invited to join in on the 2-mile fundraiser for which I paid a competitive entry fee in the form of donation. During the walk, I strolled alongside my daughter and also several blocks behind my daughter… Continue reading Killing the School Mom Game
This morning we take the tags off my daughter’s new winter jacket for her walk to the bus stop. Shortly thereafter, I look for her in the bathroom to make sure she’s brushing her teeth. She isn’t. Me: “Emma? Emma!” My husband: “Well, she’s not outside. She’s probably in her room.” I walk back to… Continue reading What having a 5 year old is like: A short story
My daughter and I have been talking about black history lately. She just started kindergarten and sometimes I worry that she’s too young to hear about so much pain. That thought is quickly followed by this one: “What a privilege. How nice to be able to protect her from that because she’s young – and… Continue reading Black History = American History
I missed your true 7 month mark so what better day to celebrate than on the first official day of Fall? I’m getting ahead of myself but I cannot wait to share my favorite season with you! I have a feeling you will love the crunching leaves the best! And in honor of that, I… Continue reading Happy 7 Month, Frederick C III!
My husband and I were watching TED TV on our Amazon Fire Stick the other day when we came across this short video by Wendy De La Rosa on saving money. In it, she mentions the fresh-start effect which is that feeling of being able to start with a blank slate when the calendar year… Continue reading Fall Fresh Start
Thesis: Postpartum care in the US is an absolute joke. Supporting arguments: Postpartum in the US = the 6 week checkup. To be fair, I did have two at-home nurse visits after my cesarean. They weren’t really for me, they were mainly for my son, but I did answer some stock questions for postpartum depressing… Continue reading Postpartum Care: A post where you will learn entirely too much about me because I think sharing our experiences matters
I’m behind again but your 6 month celebration fell at the beginning of an amazing time in the UP so it felt right to postpone this post! It was your very first family reunion (held every three years) and it was well worth the wait! You were the perfect little traveler through car rides and… Continue reading Happy 6 Month, Frederick C III!