Making language work for me

Language is a powerful thing. It shapes how we feel about what we are talking about, even when it is just internal dialogue. This pregnancy has reminded me of that. For example, Baby Love was a fan of punching me in the bladder, but she’s got nothing on this baby boy. He is doing it CONSTANTLY, Continue Reading →

Giving up the future

From the very beginning, being a mom has taught me to stop worrying about the future. When I was in labor with Baby Love I remember wondering, early on, if it was this painful now how could I possibly handle it when it got more painful? But despite a malpositioned baby and hellish back labor Continue Reading →

Growing up

For almost 2 1/2 full years I have nursed Baby Love to sleep every night. Every time she woke I nursed her back down (except the first few weeks when she’d accept Daddy occasionally), and every night I nursed her to sleep. Last night, for the first time ever, she snuggled me to sleep. And Continue Reading →

A brand new recipe I can almost guarantee you’ve never seen before

A few weeks ago The Energizer Daddy and I were working on house projects and didn’t feel like stopping to cook so decided to order a pizza in. Only problem being that Baby Love adores pizza, but cannot have regular pizza due to her wheat allergy. We usually keep a few gluten free pizzas in Continue Reading →

The Waiting Game

I’m 38 1/2 weeks pregnant, which means Baby Boy could be here any time in the next 3 1/2 weeks. So now we wait. And wait. It is very strange, with my first pregnancy I did not obsess about if baby was coming because my body never gave any signs that it was ready to go Continue Reading →

Things my daughter says

Some of the things my daughter says amuse me: “Go put on your owl boots!” “Actually, they are called shoes.” *in a tone of amused indulgence* “Mama, what are you supposed to do when I sit on the potty?” (first thing in the morning and last thing at night this is when she gets her DHA) Continue Reading →

Letting her do it “wrong”

Months ago I came across this quote: “When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.” (Jean Piaget) I like doing things right. I am very, very, very goal-oriented. When I read a book aloud I want to read through the text, I am bad at stopping to Continue Reading →

The Terrible Twos

I was talking with a new physical therapist Friday (Baby Boy is much harder to carry than Baby Love was) and she asked me if Baby Love had hit the terrible twos yet. I responded that I really like the toddler age, better than babyhood, and so she wasn’t bothering me. The PT responded that Continue Reading →

Being female doesn’t mean I’m always on display

Recently John Stewart ran a piece on the shocking sexism and blatantly sexist comments that have been made by male senators to a female senator. Things along the lines of, “Don’t lose too much weight, now. I like my girls chubby!” and “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.” They then went on Continue Reading →

Baby Love sleep update

I have said since I got pregnant that the universe owes me a child that sleeps. I was not picky. The new baby could be a great sleeper, or Baby Love could start sleeping well. See? Flexible! I was being entirely reasonable! Well, for once the universe has come through for me. Baby Love’s sleep has Continue Reading →

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