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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…

the right stuff

I want stuff. I want so much stuff it’s stressing me out. Let me rephrase that. I want stuff so much but then I go…

insight / hindsight

The thing about arriving at a new destination after sunset is that you’re left in the dark — har! — about what it looks like.…

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What’s a clever way to tell you I’m pregnant? Because I don’t have one. I have been trying to think of something to say about…

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