There's a trend among anonymous women on the Internet: if your significant other does the bare minimum, deal with it. This attitude is increasingly prominent around holidays. Moms who complained about not being acknowledged by their spouses on Mother's Day were met with a quick verbal spanking. The reason? Well, it was Mother's Day - not "Spouse's Day", so your … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Spouse’s Day?
Valentine's Day: a made-up Hallmark holiday - commercialism at its finest. Its trademarks are $50 bouquets of roses that would cost $10 any other day, $7 greeting cards, and convenience store chocolates. Everything you ever wanted (not). But, still, everyone who has a someone loves Valentine's Day. It's an opportunity to be mushy. Unless you have a baby. Then it's a challenge. … [Read more...] about How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a Six Month Old
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?