Men are so simple-minded, and I mean that in the best way. That is until I mean it in the worst way. Being simple of the mind might get them into trouble with us women from time to time, but they seem to be quite happy and content in that state, and I just want […]
Sleep is an elusive beast when you’re a new parent. Kind of like Big Foot. Or the Loch Ness Monster. Or aliens. You want it. You need it. You’ve seen it before (at least you think you have), so you’re pretty sure it’s a real thing. You just can’t figure out how to get your […]
When I was knocked up with our third child, I was especially attracted to articles and blog posts discussing pregnancy and morning sickness and astronomical weight gain and the absurdity of maternity wear and parenting newborns and coping with multiple children. The funny ones tended to grab my attention the fastest and hold it the […]
I’m an emotional time bomb these days. Most recently, while writing a farewell letter to my high school students, I got all teary-eyed thinking about how much I was going to miss them this summer. The normal, not pregnant me would have had those feelings in my heart but would have told me to get […]
I cry for my son. Not always, of course, but enough. I first cried for my son just hours after his birth when he quit breathing, the cause of which was unknown until doctors ran a battery of tests and discovered he had suffered a stroke in utero that was causing seizure-induced apnea. When we […]
When I became a parent to a child with special needs, I learned, among other things, that I had been saying the absolute wrongest things to people my entire life. As a self-admitted awkward person, I’m terrible when it comes to extending condolences and comforting people in their times of need. Terrible. And I’ve discovered […]
Potty training seems like a great idea. Some ideas are better in theory than in practice.
I nearly got in an accident this morning on my way into work, spinning out of control on the expressway and crossing two lanes to wind up on the left shoulder. Thankfully, I hadn’t landed in the 2+ feet of snow in the median, meaning I was able to do a 45 point turn and […]