Destination Maternity Leave

It was my understanding that everyone was pretty much on the same page that maternity leave in the U.S. is hard. It’s basically Mom Boot Camp, and just when things start improving- you’ve gotten the hang of breastfeeding, your baby is smiling at you (like, really happy to see you, not passing gas), and you’re […]

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Breast Pump vs Actual Baby as Travel Buddy: A Scientific Review

Babies cry. Breast pumps don’t. Babies are cute. Breast pumps aren’t. These are among the various factors you may consider if you are ever lucky enough to be in a position to choose between taking along a nursling or a pump as your air travel companion. I’ve broken down the pros and cons of each […]

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This summer…

This summer, I spent time outside nearly every day, taking my kids to the park, the library, the splash pad, swimming lessons, or wherever. Last summer I was stuck inside a lot, looking out the window a lot, nursing my fussy, red-faced newborn, and I was super sad and wanting to go outside but also […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol. 20: When Rest is the Answer

A few weeks ago, I decided to stop working out. If you’ve ever broken up with someone you loved because you knew the relationship wasn’t healthy and/or sustainable and/or he stalked you, and though he never threatened you, your dad and brother did express the desire to inflict bodily harm on him… That’s how it […]

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This is not really a post about my kid’s poop

In the weeks following our our appointment with the allergist who told us Lady Bug has potentially life-threatening allergies to many common foods, I had a lot of nightmares. Also, we scheduled an appointment with a doctor at National Jewish, a world-class hospital in Denver considered to be among the best in the nation as far […]

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Lies I Told Myself About Baby #2… Guest Posting at In the Powder Room!

I know one thing about babies: They are mysterious. I learned this when my two-year-old was a baby, but I buried this nugget of truth in the recesses of my brain, which is disorganized to begin with. I can barely remember where I put my phone. I sailed through my second pregnancy, blissfully unaware of what was […]

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My Listen To Your Mother 2013 Reading

Do you ever just sit with someone, without talking, and it’s totally comfortable, and not awkward at all? You know, where you just really enjoy just being together? Maybe this post is going to be like that. Because I’m not really going to say anything.I’m just going to share a link to my reading from […]

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