I know that what I envision the experience to be is both idealistic and unrealistic, and on the hardest days, while it is a relief to indulge in that fantasy, I know that’s all it is.Read more
I’m not the type to slather my belly in cocoa butter lotion and drape my naked body in creamy white chiffon while posing in a field of wildflowers at sunrise. I’m not that kind of pregnant lady. This isn’t a list all about the gloriousness of growing a person inside you or the miracle of life. This is a list of the stupid (yet totally legit!) reasons to love being pregnant.Read more
I was taking off my clothes in our backyard, and I didn’t care if the neighbors saw me in my hideous orange-striped underwear and old gray tank top. I had already stripped my son down to his diaper. Vomit covered me.Read more
What we didn’t realize is that we are now fair game for round two. And people want to know when it’s going to happen. Between asking if my baby’s walking (no) and who watches him during the workday (well-paid strangers), the inevitable question comes up: When are you going to have another baby?Read more
Thinking of having a baby? Before you get to some intentionally irresponsible friskiness and peeing on your hand while aiming for that tiny little stick, you should get out the pen and paper and make a list. This is not a list of your favorite baby names or a list of nursery decor themes. This is your pre-pregnancy bucket list.