Sexism in the 21st Century

Saturday, May 25, 2013Sexism in the 21st century....   So this post isn't autism related. I know, SHOCKER!!! Anyway, here goes........more

The powerlifting mom and dad: knowing your child’s innate strength

My only daughter was a sort of lab rat for me. Don’t get me wrong: I love her. But I was young, my head was full of theories about psycho-motor development and I was determined to break with all conservative ideas about child care. A whole new world of possibilities lay ahead and no blueprint available....more

The Part Where I Get Sad on Mother's Day

Even though Sunday was my second officially-sanctioned Mothers Day as a mom, it was effectively my first one. Last year, C was only about five weeks old on Mothers Day and I had no energy or desire to celebrate. No one was sleeping, no one was eating well, no one felt like a human. I was paying my dues in the New Baby Club and stocking up on the experiences that would make me truly relish the return of sleep. If this was motherhood, I’d take a pass on celebrating it....more

Thes Days. One More

These are the days when I want just one more minute.Of sleep.Of thought.Of writing.Of being.Just one more minute to get the words out. Complete a thought.One more minute nestled between the covers, mind wandering in a dream. One more minute of conversation before the needing and the wanting consume the quiet space. One more minute to take a deep breath before the next minute comes and I'll need the calm that one deep breath can bring.These are the days when I want just one more hour.Of play.And work....more

Why Public Changing Tables Are the Bane of Moms' Existence

You pull it down and struggle to find the changing pad from your diaper bag so that your dear sweet baby won’t have to rest her brow on the hard filthy surface of the table. Apparently the child who preceded yours took a crap directly on the table and his mom felt no need to even spit clean it. On many changing tables, you will find a little slot that is supposed to contain paper liners for you to put down, but you won’t see any in there because only Starbucks made of gold on the moon provide them. More facts....more
@Nain We usually do clothe diapers at home, but when we go out we use disposables and I also ...more

Raisins + Babies = Horror

Take me to the head mommy blogger. I have a complaint I need to voice.I feel I am owed an apology from the mommy blogger collective for something they failed to tell me. Sure, they told me that the first weeks would be hard. They told me that I should get used to the humbling experience of being essentially topless during the first months of my nursing baby’s life. They told me that I should probably document every single second of my child’s first year because it blows by so quickly. They prepared me for the horror of my child’s first fever....more
@erelyea Oh my gosh. This comment made me laugh hysterically. Thank you for that!more

Must be doing something right...

Huge sigh of relief.......more

Story of my life

I'm sure you all are not surprised, I have not had a minute to myself! I'll be back to update soon!Love,Amy...more

Ten Things No One Tells You About Having a Baby: The Five Month Edition

Continuing with my series of things that people don’t tell you about having kidsbefore you have kids {like what happens to your body after childbirth}, here’s the five month edition. Here are some of the things I’ve realized {slash learned} as the mama to a five month old – that I wish someone would have prepared me for!...more

Without a Village

"It takes a village."  That's the saying, right?  To raise a baby properly, you need an entire village of mothers, sisters and friends?  I can understand the argument but what if you have no village?This weekend some of Papa's family members were in town.  Both of our families live hours away, which means there are usually several weeks (or months) between visits.  That wasn't too bad when it was just the two of us, but Little H changes so much in that amount of time....more
Sara Knight wrote a recent post "When You Don't have a Village" ...more