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!
This is getting a little ridiculous, little love. Slow down! You shocked your family and your teachers with a new tooth this past month but to look at the pictures here, no one is surprised that one tooth so quickly became two! You are a constant pool of spit up and drool and we are… Continue reading Happy 5 Month, Frederick C III!
Do you ever catch yourself parenting terribly? Like, you’re in a mood and you can hear the seething impatience in your voice? The sound seems to fall on deaf ears but you are hyper aware of how it grates your own while simultaneously deflating your child? No? Yeah… me either. Hear me out though. If… Continue reading Super Mom
I said there’d be more to come on my returning BFF postpartum depression/anxiety (PPD) and then I went dark on writing. It’s pretty standard behavior for me. About the time I hit “Publish” on a vulnerable post, I start to sweat and sometimes the room spins and I feel ill. This feeling typically continues for… Continue reading PPD and Me
You little weed! You graduated into size 3 diapers and just started rolling over at the end of this month. You’re starting to sit up when we hold you but you show no signs of slowing down the spit up! Doc calls you a “happy spitter.” In what started as an attempt to curb the… Continue reading Happy 4 Month, Frederick C III!