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Becoming a mother has made me a much better person. Sorry, autocorrect! I meant to say “sturgeon.” Becoming a mother has made me a much…

a decade of us

The day before I first met the beau I spent a couple of hours after work at a Wet Seal-like store, trying on jeans. The pair…

how to get a baby to nap

Dump your totally alert baby into its crib or bassinet and leave the room, shutting the door carefully behind you. “Wear” your baby draped casually…

up on task mountain

You hear a lot of platitudes about babies. But what you don’t often hear is that you (me) will be afraid of your baby. That you (me)…

what they tell you

People have a lot of stuff to tell you about new babies. Everyone tells you: Is the baby fed? Then that’s enough! Perhaps this is…

the future is meow

On New Year’s Day in 2015 I somehow managed to start a new: bottle of lotion tube of lip gloss pack of contacts pot of…

memoriam III

On Saturday morning, 51 years after John F. Kennedy was assassinated and the day before my 34th birthday, my other grandfather died at the pump…

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