I cannot believe it is September 2017. In September 2015, we weren’t even ready to try to get pregnant. In September 2016, our baby was born. And now I am the mom of a one-year-old.
I have a mild severe obsession with libraries. I know you know libraries exist, but I want to make sure every mom out there knows about these eleven things that make them so amazing for anyone bringing up a child of any age. 1. Free toys I used to think of books when I
“We’re a triangle family!” my son proclaimed proudly to his therapist. “A what?” “A triangle—me, mom and dad.” “Oh, I see.” “What shape is your family, Dr. Peg?” “I guess you could say we’re a line. It’s just me and my mom.” My husband—tall, strong and stubborn, yet chill—had just been diagnosed with cancer. We
Let’s make one thing clear: Another baby is not ever going to be in the cards for our single-child family, our little triangle we have come to embrace. But sometimes for an afternoon or evening, such as when my son’s friend from the house with the driveway that touches ours is with us, I do
You’ve already heard the first half of last week’s Thursday. My mom comes to help me once a week (sometimes more lately) and this is one of those days. When she’s not here I am taking care of the baby myself while occasionally fitting in work during naps and feedings. My parents were able to
A popular worry in only-child families is what to do about vacations. I mean, will the kid be spreading news of the #worsttimeever without a similar-ager to share in the memory-making? Actually, no. Here are one dozen reasons to like traveling as a one-child family. 1. When you need to fly, or are booking lodging
1:00 AM – Wake up to baby’s crying. She is back asleep by the time I get to the crib. Surely she’ll get back up. I lie down while I wait for her to get up for her typical night feeding but… 5:30 AM – Wake up to baby’s sounds. Can’t believe she slept through
Ah, the classic struggle of “having it all.” So far, I’m doing it. I have a book coming out from a major publisher in a few months and an exciting book tour to go with it. I am staying at home raising my baby essentially full-time and I love it. I spend a lot of
A common inquiry in “only child” Facebook groups is about where other members are from, as lonely posters hope to make a local connection with the same family dynamic. I know well that it can seem as if every other family out there is a four-or more, as I was once in the same spot.
Before my daughter was born, I was an activist. I’ve marched on Washington multiple times, protested in streets around New England, spoken at press conferences, organized groups, written letters, made calls, all of that. Activism is who I am, a huge part of my identity. I didn’t think becoming a mom would change that. I