Monthly Archives: April 2011

The birds and the knees

Babies are pretty animalistic sometimes.  There seems to be no end to the analogies we’ve made about Stella since she’s been born.  Beginning with the snapping turtle (due to her unfortunate tendency to clamp down violently during nursing), she has … Continue reading

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Cough with their heads!

After just remarking that Stella would officially turn 7 months on Easter without having so much as the sniffles, I was made to pay for my cockiness.  Within the past couple of weeks, her nanny’s 2 kiddos had come down … Continue reading

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Cacks, moms, and rock ‘n’ roll

I will readily admit that I don’t have a musical bone in my body.  For a very brief moment as a child I played the violin, but gave that up to pursue dance (my mother, sensibly, told me I should … Continue reading

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I’ll take Seasonal Characters for $300, Alex

Recession hits the Easter Bunny (sorry for the profanity) I’ve always enjoyed holidays.  Will and I are not religious at all, but I fully embrace the secular jocularity of certain events (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Halloween).  For years, the Easter Bunny … Continue reading

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Dial M for Mother

There are some things you just can’t fathom until they occur to you.  For instance, you don’t know how you’d react to a car accident or fire until you’re t-boned at an intersection or your flambé goes awry.  I think … Continue reading

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A pumping we will go

Many moons ago, I did break down and buy a car charger for the breast pump.  I figured that due to my job, I would occasionally get caught out somewhere where I could not access a nice quiet locked room … Continue reading

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Trick or treat, smell my teeth

When we went to Stella’s 6 month pediatrician’s visit, in addition to the 4 shots they stuck in her poor little legs, we left with a prescription for fluoride drops.  Fluoride, honestly, hadn’t even made it on my radar prior … Continue reading

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I dream of diaper genie

We were given a diaper genie for our baby shower.  It was one of those things that everyone said you HAD to have.  What we discovered rather early, however was the following: Stella was going through so many diapers (she … Continue reading

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Ma Tee-Vie en Rose

As a parent, I want what’s best for my little girl.  I also want her to be independent, and capable of making her own choices – finding her own voice.  With this in mind, I’ve been feeling a bit guilty … Continue reading

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A Beatcar Named Desire

When you read the “What to Expect” books, one of the developmental steps they tell you to watch out for (for whatever reason, in this case) is your kid making/blowing “raspberry” sounds.  While I hate to admit anything that Stella … Continue reading

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