Hello again, and welcome back to my internal monologue! There’s no good preamble to this post, and it won’t be as (mildly) witty as my usual entries. It’s important to me to talk about mental health so we can raise awareness of the ubiquity of struggles everyone has, moms included. I’d like to tell you about my struggles with Postpartum Anxiety. I hope my experience … Continue reading My struggle with PPA
Dear readers, we welcomed our sweet little girl into the world on 1 May 2019! Please welcome Violet Eloise, our tiny bundle of joy!! She is as close to a carbon copy of her sister as you can imagine, and is a sweet, easy baby. When I found out I was pregnant again, first I felt joy, but then the guilt set in. I was … Continue reading She’s here!!
Dear readers, we are finally in the final countdown for Baby #2! This morning I felt the anticipation building even before I opened my eyes: that now we can start to really number the days left before we have our second child, that we can start to take out the layette, clean the bottles, prep the bassinet, finish the nursery. I literally could not keep … Continue reading The Final Countdown
Hi readers, I have been working on a post about the new baby, but I’ve paused it to write about New York’s new abortion law, because I think it needs to be addressed. I don’t usually veer political or religious on this blog because I don’t think it’s anyone’s business, but I think this is worth bending the rules for. I see a lot of … Continue reading On New York’s new abortion law
Hello kind souls, Since we last spoke, about two months have passed… which means (and as of today, officially) I am halfway through my pregnancy with Baby Number Two! We are so excited. The new nursery is taking shape: lighting is installed, the crib is ordered, the changing table is on the way, and the colors are chosen. We are over the moon and I … Continue reading Halfway, and keeping up
Hello again, dear friends. Sorry for the two-day hiatus. We are sleep coaching B for the umpteenth time, and she developed a cold yesterday while I was away in the city. To say we’re tired is an understatement! More like we’re zombies who haven’t yet turned green and droopy. In any case, I thought I would tell you a little more about myself, since you … Continue reading Flying by the seat of my pants/ Channeling Elle
Today is always a hard day for me. Like most native New York Tristate residents, I will never forget where I was on 11 September 2001. I was just a kid sitting in homeroom when our Greenwich, CT school was evacuated. My mom picked me up and we went home. We lived on the water, and we could see the smoke rising from the towers. … Continue reading 11 September 2018