Last spring, I explained why I left my job of almost five years. I left a job I loved and where I worked with many people I loved. But after the birth of my daughter, the hours became too much. I was stretched too thin and close to a breaking point. I had to find a job […]

It’s that time of the month and I’m just wearing underwear. No tampon, no pad..nothing! I was skeptical at first, but these period panties actually do work perfect. By now, you’ve probably heard about Thinx. Why? Because first off, their product is life changing and more and more women are spreading the word. Second, they’ve […]

My husband owns both a construction company and a real estate firm here in Portland, Maine. He’s asked all the time what improvements to do or what do look for in a new home when a baby is on the way. Here is a list I wrote with his insight for him with his clients. Reliable […]

My husband sponsored a Halloween party for infants and toddlers this weekend. The organizers asked if he could provide something for grandparents. So I came up with this list of things that a grandparent (anyone else) may want to have on hand if they are at least semi-regular babysitters. Here’s a list of things for […]

All my friends are getting pregnant, many for the second time. While I’m not jumping on that bandwagon again, there are a few things I actually miss about being pregnant. Pregnancy hormones are totally fucked up. Some breeze through clear minded and symptom free. Others turn into total psychos, sprout hair on their chins, lose their […]

My cat was my first baby. He’s now 14 years old, an old man in cat years. My daughter is two years old, a toddler in human years. And even though they are separated by age and species, they are very much the same. Not saying having a cat prepares you for having a toddler. It […]

For any parent of a toddler, a new acquaintance will eventually pop the question. And when they hear your answer, they will have often have an opinion AND will have no problem sharing it, especially if your answer is the same as mine. They may start with leading questions and statements like “are they sleeping through the night” […]

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