posts tagged: parenthood

Love Ripples

Is it just me, or has there been a statistically significant increase in horrifying tragedies lately?  Elementary school shootings, marathon bombs, plant explosions, tornadoes….  Have there been more, or is it just because I’m a mom now that it seems … Keep Reading…

Married With Children: Not As Easy As It Sounds

I had read while pregnant that 83 percent of new parents experienced a moderate to severe crisis in the marriage during the transition to parenthood.  WHOA.  I was prepared that it might be hard, so I made a commitment to prioritize … Keep Reading…

Don’t Take Away My Graphs!

“Is there any particular reason that you’re tracking all your food?” my midwife asked me at an early prenatal appointment.  ”Because it’s my personality.  I’m an accountant.  We like tracking things.”  I recorded my caloric input and output for about … Keep Reading…

I Hope These Words Taste Good Later

The first half of my pregnancy went remarkably fast, and things are really starting to solidify and feel real.  I no longer worry about this pregnancy being sustainable or genuine, but see it as a documented fact and I have … Keep Reading…

Choosing Parenthood

It started with hormones.  I’m a logical person, and when my thoughts start gravitating toward babies for no good reason, I know there’s something chemical, biological, evolutionary going on.  But being a logical person, I had that other part of … Keep Reading…