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Okay. The last few nights have been nuts. I hesitate to even post about them, because I don’t want to jinx things. Two nights ago, Abby slept nine hours straight, and might not even have woken then except that I tried to “dream feed” her because I was convinced she’d starve. And last night, I […]
Well, the dreaded moment has arrived: at 13 weeks old, G is sick for the very first time. I think it’s a classic cold, which C had for over a week recently. The first thing I noticed was that G seemed warm to me during the night (I think we mothers have internal, built-in thermometer; […]
G was born June 27, and we live in Tennessee. What that means is that for the first three months of her life, it’s been so unbearably hot that the only think I’ve dressed her in very much is cotton onesies. Now don’t get me wrong – these are CUTE cotton onesies, with little frogs […]
In typical new-mom form, I’ve been working my way through the Sunday Times all week, and finally got to the Style section. (Second stop, after the magazine, so that’s really sad.) Anywho. This week, the Modern Love column was written by a woman who was about to give up on having her own kid when, […]
You would think, after having had three babies already and having written a book about caring for babies and young children that I would have known most of the tricks of the trade when baby #4 came around, 9 years after my her next youngest sibling. In fact, however, when C was born in 2007, […]
Let me be perfectly clear about one thing: I’m not a germphobe. I let my kid play in the dirt and I don’t freak if she licks the monkey bars. But whooping cough has me out of my mind terrified lately, seeing’s how there’s an epidemic here in California that’s now claimed 9 babies’ lives. […]
I pulled into our favorite little free museum today a natural-history museum with some chickens, rescued owls, a tortoise, and assorted grimy, low-rent but totally fun exhibits. We love it, love it, love it there it reminds me of the one I went to as a kid, where I’d spend hours peering at the spider […]