As an organic-eating, glass-instead-of-plastic mommy, you would think I'd be a cloth diaper fan. Sadly, my laziness limits my ability to give enough shits about the environment when it comes to Clark's dirty diapers. Also, my husband is an obsessive coupon clipper, and, so far, we've paid no more than $20/month for diapers. I have nothing against cloth diapering, but I am … [Read more...] about Cloth Diapers: 27 Questions
Brian and I took the night off from being parents. We dropped Clark at my mother-in-law's house, and we planned on coming home so I could nap and Brian could work on a project. However, Brian's project got postponed, and since Clark was already at grandma's, we figured we would take advantage of the night off. We went shopping and spontaneously grabbed sushi at a snazzy little … [Read more...] about How We Spent Our Baby’s First Halloween
One thing first time parents often worry about is if having a baby will change who they are as a person. And, if it does, is it a change for better, or for worse? There are so many ways your life changes after you have a baby. You no longer have the independence to "drop everything" and play hooky or even grab a late bite. When you look at the clock, and it's 2AM, you're not … [Read more...] about Will Having a Baby Make Me a Different Person?
Today's the day. I finally felt like a total "mom". And I felt this way when I was all by myself. In my car. Alone. On my way to the grocery store. When I had a seriously devious thought. And I went through with it. Brace yourselves for what I did on my way to Trader Joe's. It's not for the faint of heart: Have you caught your breath yet? Yes, I went to Starbucks on my … [Read more...] about When I Finally Felt Like a “Mom”
Mr. Bottlesoup took Monster to his grandma's so I could "relax". A clean kitchen, vacuumed floors, and dinner plans safely say I've forgotten how to do that. However, I've finally acquired time management skills. A quality that one of my college professors would constantly berate me over. "Mrs. Bottlesoup, if you'd only stop procrastinating, your work would be worthy of a … [Read more...] about How Having a Baby Has Changed My Life