pregnancy
I've gained 55 pounds, mostly in my face and ankles. My nipples have begun leaking colostrum -- a moist, yellow pre-milk substance that stains my tank tops.
pregnancy
I’ve learned is that pregnancy is one of those things pop culture gets very, very wrong.
in

Jun 12, 2013 at 3:00pm | 242 comments

baby
These lazy weekend lie-ins will soon be a thing of the past, so enjoy them while you can.
race
The statement, "Oh I didn't even notice you were black. I don't see color," has been said to me on countless occasions. It’s patronizing and insulting.
monochromatic
What do y’all think about wearing monochromatic outfits, or wearing 50 shades of the same color at once?
baby
Anything designed with babies in mind is instantly more desirable.
in

May 24, 2012 at 10:00am | 106 comments

domestic abuse
As I battled morning sickness, there was a sickness inside of me. I worried if I would love his face when it looked like his father.
shoppables
Though I weigh every purchase carefully and do research and try to find deals, I REALLY LIKE TO BUY STUFF.
baby
I talk to my mother on my way to the gym. “I’m late for my period,” I tell her. “I don’t want to get my hopes up but I’m just saying, I’m late. Do you think it’s OK for me to work out?”
in

Jun 28, 2012 at 2:00pm | 59 comments

breast milk
I had to write an email, mortified, that said, in part, "I don't know how to approach this delicately, so I guess I can't... Will I be able to get that parking or is there somewhere in the backstage lounge area where I can secure and use the pump?"
baby
I call Planned Parenthood and they refer me to the local teaching hospital. A review calls the hospital ‘almost a non-profit’, and I’m sold. I make a call and their financial person calls me right back. I get off the phone feeling like it’s less expensive than I thought – maybe not even expensive after all! This is a phenomenon already known to me as the Barneys Effect.
in

Jul 6, 2012 at 10:00am | 19 comments

baby
Turned out I didn't need the three decks of Tarot cards I packed for the birth of my new nephew.
in

Sep 9, 2011 at 6:00pm | 0 comments