Category: Parenting

The day she stopped

It’s the evening she asked to nurse, and for me to sing Hush Little Baby, like we always do before bed. But that evening she didn’t really suckle, just went through the motions. It’s the evening I realized it was the beginning of the end, the end of an era that started over three years […]

Working towards zero waste: Reuse!

I’m back with a blog about the middle “R” in the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. I’ve talked about how these three R’s are in order, and how the first is arguably the best. But reusing has a special place in my heart. (What kind of a nerd must I be to write that sentence?).  […]

Gone fishing

I’ve been folding your clothes and placing them neatly in your dresser drawers. Every few days, I open your side of the medicine cabinet and smell your cologne. The one I was so excited to get you because it was “all natural.” You had laughed and hugged me tight. We cleaned your garage and put […]

More with less: Simplifying life

How did I get here? One day, I went to the hospital and had a baby. The next day, they sent me home with said baby. I was completely head over heels in love with my new bundle. I would like to say I was unhealthily obsessed, but I don’t think that’s possible when it […]

What I learned when I went back to work

I remember my last boss telling me right before I had my son, Dallas, that I would need to be a working mom, that I would be bored without adult conversation and all the brain stimulation that a newborn just can’t give me. At the time, man, was he wrong. I couldn’t wait to quit […]