The 9 Stages of Grieving the Brangelina Breakup

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce news is hitting me hard, yo. Longtime readers may remember that my second blog post ever was actually about Brangelina being “Carriage Before Marriage” just like me. Our weddings took place the same year ....more

Dear Husband, Please Stop Getting Hotter

Dear Husband, I’m not trying to pick a fight, but there’s something you’ve been doing for a while now that really gets on my nerves, so I need to say something… You’ve been getting hotter. And it’s a problem. When we first got together seven years ago, you and I were roughly equal on the attractiveness scale ....more

That Time My One-Year-Old Locked Me Out of the House With Her Inside

How do you know when your baby has become a toddler?...more

11 Things I’m Doing the Second I Finally Wean Baby off the Boob

I’ve been pregnant, trying to get pregnant or nursing for most of the past six years. So rather than owning and occupying my own body, I’ve been renting it out to some rather unruly but very adorable tenants. At 15 months old, Baby #2 is still on the lease, nursing on demand with great enthusiasm, but I’m making plans for her eventual eviction ....more

My Tushie’s in Traffic

I knew two kids would be harder than one kid....more

What’s the Strangest Job You’ve Ever Had?

Until recently, I would have told you that my most unusual job experience was working as a street vendor on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, selling tie-dyed t-shirts from a shop called The Wizard of Odd that said things like, “When the going gets tough, the tough get growing.”...more

My Kids Have Two Different Moms (And They’re Both Me)

I think 89% of you read this already via social media, but I liked this post and wanted to make sure it got to the anti-Facebook crowd. You should see me with the baby. I kiss and cuddle, hold and rock, murmur and nuzzle ....more

Ready or Not, The Baby is Turning One

Milestones are raining down on me....more

19 Reasons I Can’t Possibly Lose the Baby Weight Right Now

My baby is turning one. While a lot of mamas are back to their pre-pregnancy weight by then, I’ve still got a ways to go. And frankly, I don’t really care ....more

Breastfeeding Holds the Nurses Don’t Teach You (But Your Baby Will)

If you’re planning to breastfeed, a hospital lactation consultant will show you different positions for holding the baby while nursing. You’ll hear terms like “cross-cradle,” “side-lying” and “football hold.” These are fine and dandy for early breastfeeding, but trust me, your growing baby will have other ideas. Here are the real nursing holds you won’t read about in books, but every breastfeeding mama knows: 1 ....more
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