A few days ago someone on Facebook shared this tweet. As someone who hates political names, but finds liberal views more agreeable, my initial thoughts were very defensive: How does someone call themselves a centrist while posting such a divisive statement? I know plenty of rude conservatives! Maybe this person just doesn’t know how to … More being thoughtfully political
Last week I saw (for probably the millionth time) someone posting a photo of their child with Santa. Accompanied either by a “he hated it” or “we were surprised she did so well” sentiment. And I thought to myself…what a wonderful world… Ha, just kidding, I didn’t think of that song until just now. But … More say no to santa
She died from sleep deprivation. But seriously, guys. All I can think about is how tired I am. Last week I told my (ahem, childless) co-worker that I was really tired. Which already sounded wrong coming out of my mouth after just returning from a vacation. Then yesterday I told said co-worker how I was … More i’m sorry but the old emily can’t come to the blog right now
When I was a single mom, sometimes all I wished for was someone to help think about “adult things” so that I didn’t have to do it all the time. I made every decision, had every worry, thought about every needed thing…sometimes all I wanted was for someone else to decide what to fix for … More what happened when i sent tyler a feminist comic
Tomorrow marks the final day of our self-inflicted family sugar fast. The question I got the most: Why are you doing this? The next question: The boys are doing it to? And third: Do you think they sneak and eat sugar at school? So for any of you still wondering these things, here you go… … More is it possible to be 100% sugar-free?
I’ve sensed momhood has been creeping up for some time now. I remember back in the day (like five years ago) when my slogan for nightlife was: You can always sleep later. Now it’s more like: Let’s watch something short on Netflix so we can get to bed by 11:00. Yesterday I convinced Mason and Milo to enter a … More i fear i’m becoming a mom
When I was pregnant with Arlo I tried to keep my hopes low for things like magical sleeping schedules or a return to my pre-pregnancy body. But underneath it all I had dreams that some things might just go my way. After all, I had other moms tell me stories of no stretch marks and parents tell me … More prenatal delusions v. post-natal realities
I feel my life post-Arlo birth has been like the tortoise: slow and steady. I talked to another mom yesterday who was out of the house within a week! She said she just couldn’t stay inside anymore. I tried to think back about when Arlo was one week. I’m pretty sure my brain was mushy … More guuuyysss, it’s happening. normal life.
Milo has had a lot of good quotes in his life. One of my favorites was the time he said, “Whenever I meet a new person I make a new friend.” My boys have always been my example for being sociable with others. The problem is, as an adult (with a loner-social tendencies) I sometimes … More being an adult outside your comfort zone
So I came across this post on The NY Times a few days ago, and I was intrigued to see what advice the author had to say about giving to others. I agree with his idea of giving because you’ve been given to, but I feel like there is so much more to teach my children. Yes, … More because we’ve been given much