The Trouble With Blogging

How many blog posts have I began by apologizing for not blogging? I’ve lost track. I do this with my paper journal too — “Sorry for not writing!” — as though there’s someone on the other end of that notebook, reading my circular thinking, keeping score during my bouts of silence. I started this blog […]

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I’m Calling Bullshit on “Having It All”

It’s been a long time — over six months — since I’ve blogged. I could say that I’ve been busy, and that would be true, but it would also be an understatement. Every second of every day is allotted to something. If I’m not at home with my toddler, I’m out with her, running errands, […]

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The First Year of Motherhood: What You Lose, and What You Gain

In two weeks, I’ll have a one-year-old. It’s simultaneously exciting (a cause for celebration, after all) and mind-blowing, because I’m not entirely sure where the time has gone. If I blinked and found myself transported back to last summer, I’d probably just think: I had the craziest dream. Throughout my pregnancy and even a lot […]

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“Body Neutrality” Is the Best That I Can Do

A few days ago, I pulled out a romper from the back of my closet. The black fabric was slightly wrinkled, a few beads on the neckline coming loose on the thread. I hadn’t worn it since the summer of 2016, almost two years ago at this point, months before I got pregnant. I stumbled […]

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The Unexpected Cost of Always Trying to Live in the Moment

Every summer when growing up, my family would take trips to Cape Cod. My brother and I would spend the days leading up to our trip rifling through our CD collections, deciding which albums to bring with us for the six-hour drive (Blink-182, SR-71, and, later, Motion City Soundtrack were always among the top of […]

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The Tug of War Between Being “Perfect” and Being “Real” Online

There’s a lot about motherhood that’s talked about on the internet. Mom blogs are rampant — and you can find one on almost every topic. If it’s not a mom blog, it’s a mom Instagram account. Or a mom YouTube channel. All of which are gleaming with the superficial: lists of favorite products, the ingredients […]

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The One Thing I Wish I Knew About Baby Sleep Before I Had a Baby

I write a lot about sleep on this blog (proof of which is here, here, and here), and even though I think new moms (myself included) are a bit too obsessed with a baby’s sleep schedule, I’m going to write about it again. But this time, with a bit of hindsight at 20/20. Before having […]

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Motherhood Is Not a “Before” and an “After”

When I was younger, I believed in the idea of separate selves. Throughout high school and college, I felt myself consistently shifting — not so much changing, but disappearing and then reappearing as someone completely different. I divided portions of my life into chapters, all of which neatly fit within the pages of my journals […]

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5-6 Month Routine

I’ve been a little behind in posting my routines, mostly because I went through a period around 5 months when I started hating having a schedule. Izzy really started fighting her naps around that time, and it made everything ten million times harder. That said, ever since we started sleep training (more on that to come), things […]

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Sleep Training: Part I

I’ve written a lot about baby sleep so far in this blog, and anyone who has ever been a new parent can probably understand why. Babies need a lot of sleep, but they fight sleep at all costs, making for a truly difficult and frustrating combination. For a while, Izzy was a really good night […]

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