Facebook mum groups get a lot of flak from a lot of people. It’s easy to see why: between the endless parade of confusing acronyms, the drama over everything from sleep training to vaccinations to fluoride toothpaste, and the cringe-inducing baby butt-rash photos — not to mention the poop pictures (SWEET JESUS, THE POOP. MAKE IT STOP) — there’s […]
We’ve been having a lot of those days lately. You know those days? The ones you never thought you’d have — not in your relationship, which is exciting and stable and passionate and loving — but then you got married and had kids and jobs and dinners to make and litter boxes to clean and just […]
Last fall, Justin and I took an infant first aid course with the other parents from our prenatal group. It was the first time we’d all gotten together in months; between jobs, family commitments and the not-so-small detail that we all had newborns, life had inevitably gotten in the way. As it does. At any rate, we were all excited to see one another and marvel at how the babies had grown.
At the end of the class, someone suggested we take a group picture.
Image credit: geralt | Pixabay Today I’m excited for two reasons: Next Wednesday, for the first time in AAAAAAAAAAGES, I’m going to the movies. And not one of those Stars & Strollers things where everyone brings their babies, either. Nope, a real live grown-up movie with grown ups. Grown ups, as far as the eye […]
Image credit: DodgertonSkillhause | morguefile For those of you who are still unaware, I’m Canadian. If this comes as a shock to you … well, you probably haven’t been reading my blog, because if you had, you’d have noticed that I use the letter U with reckless abandon, plus I talk about living in Canada a […]
I made Justin take approximately eleven hundred thousand pictures of me to try to get one good one. I super SUPER hate getting my photo taken. This is my “are we done yet?” face. When I started this blog back in August, I had some pretty big dreams (fame! fortune! a life of writerly leisure!), but […]
Small one, Look at you. A year has passed and like everyone says, it’s been a continual process of learning, growing, moving closer and letting go. The first time we met — as unsure of one another as any two people could be — marked a paradoxical milestone: the start of our lives together and apart. After […]