We recently went on a destination first birthday for my daughter in San Juan, Puerto Rico and with a 16 month-old and 12 month-old in tow, I got a crash-course in how to baby-proof a hotel room. I’m pretty sure the girls touched, grabbed and climbed every square inch of our room within the first MORE »
In lieu of an elaborate first birthday party (and the over-the-top list of DIY decorations planned), I booked a vacation deal and packed-up my family.
For the past 17 months, I’ve been up to my elbows in baby formula — 24 to 32 scoops of powder a day to be exact. And I don’t expect my kids to be any less for it in the long run. As an adoptive mom, breastfeeding versus bottle feeding was one less mommy war MORE »
Can you remember any of last summer, or even last fall? Do you know that sunshine exists?
My sweet little baby Clementine eats like a horse, and I love it. But there are some new studies linking Baby's appetite to obesity.
Bitter, spicy, slimy, crunchy — my babies eat it all. I’m amazed. They are nothing like me and that’s a good thing. My daughters, 12 months old and 16 months old, both began solid foods at six months. I followed the widely recommended regime of introducing a new food only once every few days while watching MORE »
I waited until the last minute to decide not to do a first birthday party for my daughter, Clementine. Once I “went public” with my decision I felt great. I wish I would have decided on it earlier. The weird thing is, I love throwing parties. I think I’m just burned out from the holidays. MORE »
Recently Wyatt Cenac, formerly a correspondent on the “Daily Show,” joked that Black History Month is for white people not black people during an interview for his film screenings “Shouting At The Screen“. He said that he’s black every month of the year and he doesn’t need a reminder of our nation’s race history, it’s white people who do. MORE »
I spend a lot of time thinking about when I’ll be able to throw baby products away. I can’t help it. Maybe it’s because I live in a small apartment. Whatever the reason, I practically have a party when it’s time to dump something. Here’s my list: 1. The baby bath. Oh, how I loathed MORE »
In general, Kay Jewelers ads are too sappy for my taste, but I’ve never been offended. And, even as an adoptee, well-meaning but incorrect portrayals of adoption in the media go right past me — I pay no mind. But this Kay Jewelers adoption commercial made me feel gross. If I ever actually saw someone MORE »
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