Motherhood

The Calm After the Storm

The simmering anxiety I felt in the days leading up to Irma, as we prepared as best we could, was an unfamiliar thing to me. I’m not typically an nervous person, nor do I dwell too much on worst case scenarios. So the whole drawn-out, exhausting process of hurricane prep kinda got to me.

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Parenting Kids Differently

It dawned on me as I was putting my daughter to bed the other night. We were going through her bedtime routine of book, snuggle and sleep, but when we started (or tried to start) the actual “sleep” part of that routine? No bueno.

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Tips for Traveling with Toddlers and Babies

Any new parent can get a little anxious when a flight is on the horizon. Vacations are great, but actually getting to your destination with babies and toddlers in tow? As a great man once wrote, Therein lies the rub.

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That Gut Feeling

It’s been a little while since we talked about working here…I’m talking about working a job. An out-of-the-house, insurance-providing, answering-to-an-actual-human-boss kind of job. (And not toddler humans. Adult humans.)

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Trying to Not Forget

Her tiny body—a little astronaut, I joke, in her footie pajamas, “docked” on me—lies across mine, her face pressed against me as she nurses, her tiny curled fist resting on my chest.

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