Category Archives: Parenting

“I’m From Nowhere”

Last winter was a tough one. Chicago was miserably cold, and I know I’m not the only one who reached a breaking point with week after week of plunging temperatures and dumping snow. It’s August now, but the rose-colored glasses … Continue reading

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And Now For A Post On The Thing That’s Consumed My Life For The Past Year

Don’t worry, it’s not Mormon Feminism. It’s breastfeeding! Is that worse? Probably. Oh well. As my pregnancy progressed,  I planned to breastfeed. I spent $300 on a double electric pump and somewhere in the $40 to $60 range on a … Continue reading

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Mom Guilt

Before and after I had a kid I heard women say that they thought working made them a better mom. Among other things, they say that being away from their kid for part of the day helps them to be … Continue reading

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Think Of The Children/This Post Is A Real Downer

I know some women are transformed in motherhood. They feel the difference in pregnancy, in birth, in caring for a newborn. I didn’t. I don’t. I don’t doubt that motherhood will change me, immeasurably, I hope for the better. I … Continue reading

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How To Survive The Airport With A Baby

Over the years I’ve read what feels like dozens of blog posts dedicated to traveling with “littles.” I can’t remember what any of them said except that apparently parents are supposed to bring baked goods and/or candy to generate goodwill … Continue reading

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Sorry Not Sorry And Greetings From St. Louis

This morning I fed my baby in the backseat of a parked car in downtown St. Louis during rush hour. Here is a list of other places I have fed my baby the last two days: my bed in Chicago; … Continue reading

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The Other Thing

A few weeks ago, I explained that it’s hard to write about my life right now because everything is changing too quickly to commit to putting anything down publicly. That’s only half the story, though. The other big reason for … Continue reading

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The Best Part Of My Day

Let me tell you about the best parts of my day. There are two of them and they are the same, almost every day. The first is in the morning. I wake up to the sound of Dylan squawking and … Continue reading

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Hanging out with a small baby all day means I have a lot of time to think about the Business of Being a Mom. I’ve started and stopped over a dozen posts, most of them in my head, because I … Continue reading

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Expectations: Part III

This post is a continuation of the list of unexpected things that have cropped up since I had a baby. Here are the first and second posts. 3. I will now write a gross out blog. The first time I held … Continue reading

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