Technically, I’m on maternity leave. I’m a freelance writer and I teach part-time at a local university, so what this means is that I have not renewed my teaching contract and I currently have no writing assignments (apart from this blog). But I still have meetings I need to attend. Many of these meetings . . . → Read More: Babe in Arms: How to Bring a Baby to Meetings
I’ve been nursing for 5 years straight now, and have been to a few formal affairs in that time period. It always seems much easier in theory than in practice to nurse a baby (or pump milk for the baby) while surrounded by black ties and sparkly gowns. Pumping is way more of a . . . → Read More: How to Nurse (or Pump) at a Formal Function
When my second son was born, a wise mama friend told me I’d soon become an expert at nursing while standing. She was right.
I had no idea how challenging it could be to take multiple kids out in public at the same time. This challenge is magnified when one of the kids has . . . → Read More: Nursing On the Go with Older Siblings in Tow
I walked into my neighborhood coffee shop today hoping to do some work. As I stood in line for my drink, I heard a very unhappy newborn wailing from inside the bathroom. (I know from experience that bathroom doesn’t have a changing table, so I could just imagine the poor kiddo being changed on . . . → Read More: Supporting New Moms: Coffee Shop Props
My sister has been such a trooper. Poor Betsy! All she wanted was a hip, cool wedding where her sisters were the only ones to stand beside her, clad in not-matching-but-hip vintage-looking dresses from ModCloth. She herself is wearing our mother’s wedding dress from 1980. Lace, vintage. Wonderful.
She didn’t even dictate which specific . . . → Read More: Dressing Bridesmaids When Your Sister Gets Unexpectedly Pregnant
We arrived home last night after bedtime. We were pretty much on the road the entire day, leaving the Philly suburbs at 10 in the morning, driving straight to visit my grandmother at the nursing home 90-minutes away, and then spending the rest of the day and into the night staring at break lights on the . . . → Read More: Oh, the Humanity
It snowed last night here in Pittsburgh. I wasn’t expecting an early November snowfall–I haven’t even gotten around to buying snow boots and snow pants for my 4 year old. More important, I wasn’t quite prepared for it to get so cold so quickly.
It’s important to me to be outdoors every day, unless . . . → Read More: Nursing in the Cold