Hi. My name is Alice. You might know me from landmark pieces of journalism such as “Your Kid’s Not Cute and I Can’t Lie” and “Babies Are Drinking Coffee EVERYBODY PANIC…Oh, Wait Nevermind.”
My background is that of a newspaper reporter and, like most journalists, I pretend to have a nearly non-existent ego while, in reality, feeding a very healthy one. So when Babble offered me the chance to write in my own voice about life with a baby, I jumped at the opportunity. Good thing I actually have an infant; maintaining a charade with a doll and decoy baby vomit would have been exhausting.
I recently left my full-time job to “lean back” and become a stay-at-home mom to said baby, who will here-to-fore be known as Scrunchy Face — so dubbed because, as a newborn, he tended to scrunch up his face. Clever, I know. (He joins his big brother, Saucer Eyes, whose nickname was inspired by the fact that the kid’s peepers are the size of planets or, you know, saucers.) Scrunchy Face is nearly four months old and I’m still adjusting to a life outside the office, so to help myself cope, I’ve compiled a list of rules that I hope will help me and other new stay-at-home moms maintain our sanity.
Are you a stay-at-home or work-at-home mom? What rules do you like to live by?
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