Burning Couches, Oversharing and Goals for the Month

I’d like to burn this couch when the nursing calms down.  Then all of my maternity clothes once my stomach shrinks to a Jabba-the-hut-junior size instead of the full ’Return of the Jedi’ size it is right now. I keep pressing down on my stomach and frowning hoping everything will compress back to size butContinue reading “Burning Couches, Oversharing and Goals for the Month”

Nursing, After Hours Clinics and The Perfect Carrot.

Happy Thanksgiving my American friends! I’ve spent the last two weeks feeding a newborn (cluster feeding every hour at times) and the last week trying to keep my sick two year old from sneezing or coughing anywhere near us.  I’m reminded of the Borg tagline…Resistance is Futile. Not for the first time I’ve been gratefulContinue reading “Nursing, After Hours Clinics and The Perfect Carrot.”

Mom’s – We Take Care of Stuff and #ImwithTur

Well, it’s official.  My belly is now too big for me to sit on the couch with my laptop and write.  It’s also too big for me to push in my chair at the kitchen table to get to the appropriate ‘safe food’ zone.  You know, close enough so when something drops from the forkContinue reading “Mom’s – We Take Care of Stuff and #ImwithTur”

New Baby Prep and the Threat Level of a Gerbil-Zombie Apocalypse

Like a busy, hugely pregnant beaver I have stocked up on soups, quick home-made frozen meals, ketchup, vitamin water and apple juice.  And french fries.  And teeny, tiny Halloween candy.  (Five bags…)  Also, Costco-bought toilet paper, paper towel, and Kleenex.  And Chicken Pot Pie.  What else does a new mom need?  We’ll be ready for this baby, orContinue reading “New Baby Prep and the Threat Level of a Gerbil-Zombie Apocalypse”

Tantrums. So…my 2 year old and the current presidential nominees

            I’ve got three and a half weeks left until this squirmy, kicky, bladder head-butting little guy makes his appearance.              I’m not sleeping much at night but I am starting to feel better about it, I’m in the home stretch!  I’m really trying to enjoy the time with Ellie,Continue reading “Tantrums. So…my 2 year old and the current presidential nominees”