10 Pro Tips on Mothering an Infant (From Someone Who’s Been at it for Six Whole Weeks)

I had a baby in September, so according to the tenets of Internet wisdom – which, of course, hold that if you have any experience with a topic whatsoever, you should immediately present your anecdotal evidence as expert testimony to a thirsting public – I’m way overdue to start giving parenting advice.

And since I do love telling people what to do and would rather write this while my baby naps than do laundry, I offer my top ten infant momming pro-tips. Read More 10 Pro Tips on Mothering an Infant (From Someone Who’s Been at it for Six Whole Weeks)

Dispatches from Ladyblogland Have a Biological Clock

I promise there is a picture of a cat at the end of this post.

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This Open Thread Is Getting Sentimental

It’s Monday, and my littlest one has gone on holiday without me. I miss him so, and going through all those pictures of him, I gloss over the past by wishing he was still a baby and here with me. In reality, I didn’t sleep for 18 months. Read More This Open Thread Is Getting Sentimental

New Show Recap: The New Normal, Ep. 21 and 22, “Finding Name-O” and “The Big Day”

Double episode tonight! Everything’s going to be wrapped up! Probably. So, Bryan and David are working on planning their wedding, one which I’m sure is strictly ceremonial since it’s still not legal for gay couples in California to marry. Unfortunately, Bryan and David have very different tastes. Literally, as right now they’re arguing about cake. Bryan wants the blood orange over David’s pick of red velvet. We also learn they haven’t picked a baby name yet. Later, David tells Bryan that he wants Bryan’s mother at their wedding, but Bryan is resistant. Bryan gives in, but only because it’s important to David. Read More New Show Recap: The New Normal, Ep. 21 and 22, “Finding Name-O” and “The Big Day”

You’re Joking, Right?

That’s it. It’s gone too far. I just cannot even imagine how someone thought this was a good idea. I don’t know how it became a lucrative business opportunity. Oh, wait, yes I do. In this world we live in, we must do everything in real time. We must invite everyone into every corner of our lives. We must broadcast to the world our every thought and every important moment.

In short, we must have sonogram parties so that everyone can stare at our unborn children while eating snacks. Read More You’re Joking, Right?

Persephone Gift Guides 2012: For the Little Snot-Nosed Among Us

Okay, maybe not the most fair title, since I am currently quite full of cold-related snot myself, but come on, kids are reservoirs of snot. Just admit it.

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There are Many Choices You Can Make: Or, How I Changed My Mind About Having a Baby

I never wanted to be someone’s mother. In fact, until a few years ago, the very thought of pregnancy made me collapse with anxious dry-heaves. I was happy to have my dogs and to enjoy my niece and nephew. But giving birth and having babies myself straight up grossed me out and made me panic. Until I changed my mind. Read More There are Many Choices You Can Make: Or, How I Changed My Mind About Having a Baby