What to Write on a Baby Shower Cake

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A couple of my co-workers are pregnant and due around the same time. Yesterday we had a baby shower for them and I was the lucky person instructed chosen to order the cake. At the bakery, they asked what I wanted written on the cake. “Good luck, you’ll need it!” popped into my mind. No, [Read More]

Parenting Classes That I Wish Were Offered

Remember when you found out you were going to be a parent? You signed up for classes on bathing your newborn, breastfeeding, installing a car seat, etc. Well, here are the parenting classes that I wish were REALLY offered. These would have been so useful! How to buy birthday presents for 9-year-old boys. In this [Read More]

I Am Mom Enough

Most of the folks reading my blog are parents, grandparents, and a few soon-to-be parents. So I think the majority of you must have heard, read, or seen the controversial new Time Magazine cover: Now I won’t go into a thoughtful discussion of this cover like the one you’ll find over at The Mommy Psychologist, [Read More]

Newborn Picture Perfect

I mentioned in my Pregnancy v. Parenthood post a couple weeks ago that I know a lot of expecting mothers. One of them had a baby girl last week and she’s adorable. I know this because exactly 1 week after being born, this little baby had the sweetest newborn photos posted on Facebook. You know, [Read More]

An Apple a Day

Last week I took Will to the pediatrician for his check-up. I love our pediatrician and she is the main reason I was able to breastfeed, even with all the problems I encountered. She and I bonded over my cracked nipples. It’s true. Anyhoo, during the check-up, the Doctor asked, “Now Will, do you have [Read More]

The Trouble with Breastfeeding

Will at 11 months. The reason why I breastfed?! I’ve been meaning to share the following essay for a while. It’s old–I wrote it a year or two after Will was born. Plus, it’s serious, which is not my usual jovial style. But, it touches on something that I think all moms confront–why we breastfeed [Read More]