As A Mother

What Does Black Lives Matter Have to Do With How I Discipline My [White] Kids?

What Does Black Lives Matter Have to Do With How I Discipline My [White] Kids?
My daughter just turned three last week. She is the three-est three year old there ever was. If I ask her not to yell in her brother’s face, her n...

Let's Talk About Sex [Or Lack Thereof]

Let's Talk About Sex [Or Lack Thereof]
Dear Husband, I know you got home from work and I shoved a screaming clone of you into your arms while rattling off the list of things I need you ...

27 Surefire Signs You Have a Toddler

27 Surefire Signs You Have a Toddler
1. A relaxing bath is constituted by having toys launched at you from tubside and having to judge the splash. 2. You have found poop on you and shr...

Chipped Teeth

Chipped Teeth
Our daughter was diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in August after a very scary summer, and may be entering another flareup [hence the recent...

Joan of Arc’s Got Nothin’ On Me: The Unnecessary Martyrdom of Motherhood

Joan of Arc’s Got Nothin’ On Me: The Unnecessary Martyrdom of Motherhood
He had been snoozing on my chest for half an hour, his tiny face pressed up against my heart, ka-thump ka-thump, ka-thump, when I first dared to ma...

The ABCs of Babies

The ABCs of Babies
A is for acne. Who is showing off their one month old to friends who ooh and ahh over it? I’m keeping mine holed up in a belltower Quasimodo style ...

When Your Kid Breaks Your Heart

When Your Kid Breaks Your Heart
A stomach bug hit our house hard this week, and I'm over here just trying to tread water while keeping my infant from catching it. So in lieu of a ...

The Four Horsemen of the Boobpocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Boobpocalypse
Lo! The dawn broke and upon my chest was placed the small, unblemished fruit of my loins. Nary an hour had passed ‘fore he was suckled at my breast...

Recalculating: On Changing Family Dynamics

Recalculating: On Changing Family Dynamics
I was eating a chocolate chocolate chip muffin. You know: the giant, super-dense Wal-Mart bakery ones that are roughly the size of your head. I str...

7 Things “They” Won’t Tell You About Having a Newborn

7 Things “They” Won’t Tell You About Having a Newborn
[Even in the Million Other "Things They Don't Tell You" Listicles] Newborns are terrifying; like baby birds, all gaping mouths and erratic movement...

Birth Story Tango

Birth Story Tango
If you follow us on social media or read our last post, you know by now that last Thursday morning we welcomed our son, Pax Wilder earthside in typ...

T-10: On Waiting

T-10: On Waiting
There’s something about a second baby that lends itself to a sort of foggy denial that you’re pregnant. You’re painfully aware of the Braxton Hicks...