This post came out of a writing prompt I decided to follow, regarding the differences between boys and girls. As someone who tries not to focus on those differences, it was an interesting journey to take, psychologically speaking. Here’s what I wrote: When I had my daughter, I was absolutely positive that “Nurture” was responsible […]
I know I’m not the first person out there to write about being a sleep-deprived parent. If you have kids, there is a 99% chance that you’ve had a period of time where you weren’t getting enough sleep. And if that’s not true, I don’t want to hear about it from you; you and your […]
Baby C is getting closer and closer to hitting his first birthday. I can’t believe it, and because I know this is my last child, I’m feeling a little bittersweet. There are plenty of things I know I will not miss about the baby stage, but when I stop to think about them, I have […]
When I refer to my kids as little assholes, I have always kind of excluded baby C, for the most part. He is, after all a baby. Most of the things he does that are aggravating (like shitty breastfeeding, for example) are not his fault. He’s just doing his baby thing in the best way […]
Hey! So I feel incredibly lucky to be getting so many posts put up by HuffPost Canada. They are amazingly supportive, and it’s wonderful to know some of the pieces I’ve written with important messages are getting seen by more people. That’s really what it’s all about, for me.
If your child is anything like mine, he can sleep through the apocalypse, once he’s deep in sleep. However, falling asleep requires a special kind of silent juju that I still haven’t got straight, after 2 kids. Here, in no particular order, are the things that will send baby C from dozing peacefully to to babbling […]
I know. You’ve heard it before. Babies are like zombies, ha ha ha. But I really think baby C might be one, because the Threenager didn’t do any of this stuff, and he’s kind of taken it to a whole new level. Now, I’m no expert on zombies. I’ve only seen snippets of Walking Dead, […]
I have a beef. I know. Shocking, right? My issue is with the folks who see me walking around with baby C, or the Threenager or, even worse, BOTH of them, and they smile knowingly and say to me, “Enjoy every moment. It will be over before you know it!” Jesus fucking Christ.