Archive for October 2015

Postpartum Recovery Afforded Me Honorary Geriatric Status

Postpartum Recovery Afforded Me Honorary Geriatric Status
I was unaware that when I gave birth I was 29 years old going on 75. Between granny panties, 4:30 pm dinners, and frequent monitoring of the weather channel; I’m starting to recognize myself as an honorary geriatric. One perk of postpartum recovery-it has taken fear of the unknown out of growing old by giving... Read more »

The “I Ate That & Turned Out Fine” Parenting Mentality is Dangerous

As a new mom/blogger, I read my fair share of blog entries centered on the topic of raising children. There’s a recent trend in mom blogging centered on embracing imperfect parenting and not subscribing to so-called rules for successful parenting. I totally support this trend. No parent is perfect. The conception of how I’d parent... Read more »

The City Life: Pre & Plus Infant

The City Life: Pre & Plus Infant
My husband and I have basked in the glow of city living for over four years. Chicago is packed with parks, museums, and events for children; making it totally conducive for family life. Our son is a bit young for most child-friendly city adventures but we look forward to future trips to the Lincoln Park... Read more »
Advertisement:

Halloween Decor

Crate & Barrel raven string lights; Crate & Barrel pumpkin, bat, & skeleton tea lights; skull tea lights from Amazon
In order to break up the monotony of the year and mix up our decor I always decorate for the holidays. It can be a pain in the ass when I’m busy (which is always) to find motivation for the take out & put back holiday decor process when it stays up for a hot... Read more »

Brief Insights for New Parents: Birth Class is a False Sense of Security

Brief Insights for New Parents: Birth Class is a False Sense of Security
I’m not insisting you exercise ignorance and skip the class entirely but I felt a fair warning was in order. For someone with pathological anxiety the birthing class didn’t do me any favors; it was a 90 minute panic attack that took a few days to subside. My husband sailed through the class unscathed. For... Read more »