Rock the Shower: Unexpected Gifts for New Moms

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Let’s talk baby showers. Baby showers are designed to help moms (and dads) prepare for a new baby by letting them stock up on things they might need (or things that are just insanely cute). But, in my opinion, a great shower also prepare moms for being moms. Motherhood is difficult. Not only does it […]

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How I Saved $4,407 By Going Green

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Newly motivated. Having a baby makes you want to make the world a better place. That was certainly a motive for wanting to lay out in one post everything that I’m doing–and that we’re doing as a household–to reduce our energy usage. Seeing all of this in one place might make me feel a little […]

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The Separation of Families: What You Can Do Today To Stop It

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**UPDATE** Trump just signed an order halting his forced separation policy. Now the real work begins of reuniting families. If you’re up for it, there’s a heartbreaking thread here:https://twitter.com/rdevro/status/1009203968566808576 The good news is, we can help financially support the long process of reuniting these families. Please donate here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/bondfund “Where is my mother?” I can’t […]

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5 Must-Haves for Baby: 9-12 Months

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What’s good. Did you know that if you type “baby gear” into Amazon there are over 10,000 results? Well, there are. Did you know that if you type “what I need for a 10 month old” into Google you get one billion results? That’s an exaggeration (maybe? I haven’t counted yet), but it’s certainly what […]

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My C-Section Recovery Kit


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Hello, friend. Yes, you, lying in the hospital and dreading the next time you have to get up to pee. Yes you, who feels like the “saw the lady in half” magic trick. Yes you, who has no idea how you’re supposed to take care of a baby when you aren’t even sure if you […]

March 30, 2018

Reflections on Daycare (So Far)


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“This is how I’m going to die,” I thought to myself. I was hurtling through traffic, making strange choices about where to turn, hoping it would propel me to the doors of the daycare even just a little faster. Every car that got in my way was an enemy. Every red light was a conspiracy […]

March 27, 2018

My Top 5 Postnatal Supplements


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My Top 5 Postnatal Supplements I feel like supplements sometimes get a bad rap. Whether it’s because of some that are based on dubious science and con artists, because of the lack of regulation of the whole industry, or because of the reputation that all they do is give you “expensive pee,” many people are turning […]

March 14, 2018

To My Daughter On Her 9 Month Birthday


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Exactly one and a half years after you were conceived we were walking along 900 South, laughing. You had just turned 9 months old earlier that day, at exactly 12:04pm. I can’t be sure, I suppose, of the exact-exactness of your conception, for reasons I will explain to you later or, just as likely, you […]

March 7, 2018

My Favorite Board Books


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  Reading is important. Like I mentioned in my post, 5 Ways To Play With Your New Baby, babies who hear more words acquire language faster. In addition to talking to B about what we were doing, and why, and what the day was like outside, and what time it was, etc, etc, I read to […]

February 26, 2018