A few weeks ago my anxiety peaked as I planned to board an airplane with an 8-month-old. I had read online forums, checked the mom groups, texted a handful of parents I knew with frequent-flyer babies. I calmed myself by repeating that if other babies could do this so could Arlo. And I increased my … More advice for future self: traveling with baby
I will not yet call myself a pro, but the baby food step has been successful so far. We’ve even figured out what to do when Arlo is so freaking hungry he cries and then chokes on his own food: we dip his binki in food and then give it to him. It sort of calms him as … More baby-led mess-making
Let me start by saying Amazon is an amazing place, especially for busy people. And especially if I put aside the guilt of having tiny things shipped in large cardboard boxes, and the fact that they might take over the entire world of shopping one day. I do not know how I would have survived car-less in NY … More amazon prime time waster
There is this fluffy baby-sleeping device called Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit. The reviews on Amazon attest to the magic. That a baby who previously wouldn’t sleep at night could turn into an all-night sleeper. I’m a firm believer that every baby is different, but in my sleepless delusional state I am also totally swayed by parenting tips … More arlo proves merlin wrong
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.
You know that time Kristen Bell saw a sloth in real life? I can totally relate to that video because Tyler thinks it’s hilarious to find the cutest animals online and then make me stare at them until I may or may not have tears in my eyes. Do you know that feeling? Or at least have … More ready for back to work?
I recently put together an entire piece of IKEA furniture with a baby. And I don’t mean having a baby sitting next to me handing me tools. I mean the ultimate mom multitasking event of Arlo’s little life. Maybe even my life. The first half of it I put together on the floor with one leg … More pre-baby things i miss
We took baby on his first real outing while Tyler’s parents were in town. We packed him up and visited Grand Central, Shake Shack (because we know he loved it so much a last year), The Met and a candy store. Since his one true love is being held constantly, he did not protest being put into his warm baby … More thank you internet for helping me breastfeed in public
Mason was talking on the phone to his cousins the other day and they asked what we did over the break. Mason looked at me and said, “What did we do?” First thought: We went to the library one day, does that count? Second thought: Did I forget to do something? Final answer: We didn’t really … More a week of pajamas