As I walked into the mom’s group I attend twice a month, I noticed there was a new mom at the refreshment table. After talking for a few minutes, she told the rest of us that she was the mother of a 6-week-old. She looked amazing! She had a flat stomach and far less eye bags than I remembered having. [Insert jealousy here.] "You don't look like you just had a baby!" I exclaimed. more
It's easy to be annoyed or overwhelmed by the new duties that being a parent brings. But when life doesn't go as planned, it can be a reminder for us to cherish every moment. more
Tiredness and parenthood go hand in hand. Here are a few tips to help you win the battle. more
Making friends isn’t always easy…especially when you’re a new mom. more
Studies and articles about how kids ruin your life have been all the rage lately, but the inverse is also true. Those little people can actually make your life more fulfilling and meaningful. more
Summer growing season is upon us! No more tasteless tomatoes in the grocery store! For the next few months, fruits and vegetables will beckon you with their fragrance, hinting at the bright flavors and sweetness just under the skin. more
My friend and I recently had an exciting adventure: the Korean spa in the suburbs of Chicago. Sharing a parking lot with the other local attraction, the mega Korean supermarket, was this beige warehouse that, save for the concrete lions flanking the entrance, gave no hint of the amazing world inside.
Last week was Screen-Free Week. I didn’t notice because my eyes were on the prize: Mother’s Day, the best day of all.
Now that the mommy merriment has simmered down, I’m catching up on other things discussed in Internetland, which (paradoxically) included Screen-Free Week.
Parents are forced to think about screens from the start. There are clear reasons to turn off screens. more
I have hippy tendencies that bob to the surface but are usually whack-a-moled by my competing love of convenience. Communal living tiny houses (now with movement status), minimal personal hygiene (this one gets tempered pretty quickly by The Spouse and lingering looks from strangers), and a macrobiotic diet have all been suppressed for now. more more
Yesterday, I was riding the bus, minding my own business. I can’t always say that, but yesterday it was true. Then, this beautiful moment unfolded.
A group of grandmas (pardon my presumption, but I’m painting a picture) were saying goodbye to one of their friends about to get off the bus, everyone wishing everyone else a happy Mother’s Day. As one grandma stepped off the bus and onto the curb, she said to no one and everyone, “happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!” more