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On Surviving Two Years as a Stay-at-Home Mother

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When you’re pregnant, one thing you hear and read everywhere, but are seemingly incapable of taking to heart, is how difficult parenting is. “My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness.” Audre Lorde   Perhaps there are those of us who are blessed with either a keen predilection for […]

On Fight Club & New Years Resolutions

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About a week before the holidays creeped up on us, I was laying around after putting Sose down for the night, and I found myself hate-watching Fight Club. Let me back up a little bit. As a teen, there was little else cooler and more evocative of a certain type of nihilistic late-90s romance, than watching the scene in Fight Club where the financial towers implode, with Tyler Durden and his fucked up face, and […]

On breastfeeding

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Soren, at the age of 20 months, has been slowly weaning himself. We are down to two nursing sessions (three tops) a day, one before each sleep, nap and bed time, and sometimes one in the morning if he asks for it. He has shown me that he is ready to receive alternative measures of comfort when he has trouble settling back to sleep, and I no longer need to breastfeed him during the night. […]

Summer of Introspection

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It’s been a difficult summer. There, I’ve said it. This is my second summer with Soren, and although in many ways our family faced greater struggles last year (the adjustment to parenthood for two newlyweds fresh out of their self-indulgent 20s was sobering to say the least), but I felt more alive and joyful. I felt more in tune with motherhood. More ~gratitude~, more #blessed. Andrew was on paternity leave and we had little to […]