Posts in category "children"

May Impatience Abounds

May Impatience Abounds
May is a month to be impatient. Children slough themselves to the bus stop every morning, impatient for the last day of school to arrive. Businesspeople begrudgingly walk from vehicle to office fighting the ever-changing weather, anxious for more than one sunny day after another. For me, May brings impatience for a different reason every... Read more »

Bottling Up the Day to Day: Beyond Lifestyle Photography

“It’s time to start letting go,” I decided a few months ago, but this time with a whole heart and not a half-assed attempt to convince myself by making a fake declaration out loud. The laundry in piles, dishes in the sink and the back yard strangely reminiscent of a junkyard, yet I had never... Read more »

Life Outside of the Baby Aisle: Living My Middle

by Brandi Lee, Parenting Without A Parachute Contributor Do you remember being pregnant? Did you sign up for the newsletter that would email you a weekly estimate of the size of your baby?  As the weeks went by, your baby would be a compared to a grape, a fig, an avocado, a spaghetti squash, a pineapple.... Read more »
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Trusting My Instincts

I am an obsessive researcher and throughout my pregnancy I have researched absolutely everything from normal pregnancy symptoms to strollers to baby led weaning ad nauseum. Officially, I have reached my research limit. I cannot read another breastfeeding book, tummy time pamphlet or cloth diaper diagram. So what now? What if I didn’t learn the... Read more »

Minivan = Mom Identity Crisis

Minivan = Mom Identity Crisis
It all started a few weeks ago when we bought a crib for the new baby. We were so excited to find a great deal until we realized that the huge crib box would not fit into my husband’s mid-size sedan. Crap. Again we are calling good friends to help us deliver a large purchase,... Read more »

Second Pregnancy = Soda and Brown Meat

Second Pregnancy = Soda and Brown Meat
When women are excitedly pregnant with their first child, they don’t mind turning down offers of roller derby lessons and raw meat sandwiches. They are excited to say, “I’m sorry. I can’t join you. I’M PREGNANT!!!!” I’m currently pregnant with my second child and I couldn’t be feeling more the opposite. This past weekend was... Read more »
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My Review of Generic and Brand Name Diapers

My Review of Generic and Brand Name Diapers
For the past 15 months, I’ve been wrapping my baby’s bum in paper diapers. I chose to go the disposable diaper route, to be honest, because I didn’t have the patience to do cloth diapers. When it comes to pee and poop, I want the business to be done and not carry it with me.... Read more »

Overscheduling: Defeating the Purpose of Summer

Overscheduling: Defeating the Purpose of Summer
I live in a special part of Northwest Indiana where the winters are long, the cold, brutal and piercing. I firmly believe that my house gets more snow each year than any other house in my town, and each year, I take a picture of my yard stick in the snow to prove it. This... Read more »

California Burst My Bubble (In a Good Way)

California Burst My Bubble (In a Good Way)
Two weeks ago, my husband and I took our son on our very first family vacation. We ventured out to San Francisco, California to visit my family. The weeks leading up to our trip, I worried about taking my 10 month old on a four-hour plane ride. I was very nervous about having to nurse... Read more »
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Mayim Bialik and Attachment Parenting: What do you think?

Mayim Bialik and Attachment Parenting: What do you think?
                      Mayim Bialik is an actress known for the popular 1990′s tv show, Blossom. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in neuroscience. I have read a few interviews with Mayim Bialik over the years about her adherence to what people call “Attachment Parenting”. If... Read more »