In addition to the stress of taking care of a newborn, the majority of women add the burden of getting their "body back" ASAP after having a baby. A lot of the time, the added pressure makes it difficult to lose weight (seriously. We've all read those studies on cortisol, right?). As a former athlete and fitness junkie, I'm just as eager to drop a few pounds. But I won't be … [Read more...] about Getting Back in Shape: It Takes Time
There are a few major differences between homeowners and apartment dwellers, but the issues become significant when the following happens: 1. Your LO has a shitsplosion. A shitsplosion that involves you dissessembling his entire swing and scrubbing it in the bathtub. Because you're not bringing the baby to the laundry room. And you can't leave him alone in your … [Read more...] about Apartment Dwelling Parents: Pros & Cons
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?
Over the past few weeks, Munchkin's features have become increasingly prominent. One of those features, of course, is his eyes. Every new parent wonders, "What color will my child's eyes be?" And it's a natural question to ask, since infant's eyes can change up to 9 months of age. But, Munchkin's eyes are already different than most babies - eye color wonder aside. You see, … [Read more...] about My Baby Has Two Eye Colors: Will It Change or Is He a Chimera?
Ok, so maybe I didn't go "alone" because, technically, Clark was with me. But, truthfully, he wasn't much help. Actually, he was more of a nuisance. Tightly pressed against my belly and chest in his Beco baby carrier, Clark decided to grunt, squirm, and squeal when most inappropriate (ex: when I was trying to pick out panties. Embarrassing). Since I haven't purchased any … [Read more...] about Going Shopping Alone, at Target, with a Newborn