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So we have a black bear. I'm sure we've had them before - the woods across the street are dense and home to a ton of wildlife. They're also protected green space so there's not much back there to disrupt them. Our trash cans are probably a little long in the tooth, and the ones… Continue reading What Kind of Mother Forgets the Rape Whistle?
I don't know what life is like for other single moms, stay at home moms, married moms, bereaved moms, moms who ran away and left it all behind, moms of kids adopted from other cultures, grandmas, step-moms, surrogate moms, or anybody else in a motherly position. I only know what life is like for me.… Continue reading A Day in the Life
One of the coolest things ever.I've been on a mission to get my adorable son autographs or other special things - it started with Sig and Edgar Hansen who very kindly signed something for him. And now this TOTALLY AMAZING selfie from Sean Astin for him:.@SheAndTheSea Is he 2 yet? It's still true!!! pic.twitter.com/I0glzIggg6— Sean… Continue reading Samwise Gamgee!
The other day I launched an experiment into reduced sugar baking. I don't want my son growing up thinking everything has to taste like a Twinkie to be good, so the more I can safely (read: no aspartame) substitute cane sugar for something less hard on the body, the happier I'll be. Plus, with my… Continue reading Reduced Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
Last summer, I became obsessed with taking photographs of my then-baby (now-toddler) son touching things - especially botanical textures. He loves to feel different textures so we go exploring on nature walks. Something about his wee hand against all that natural beauty is wonderful. This photo was from last summer, but I look forward to… Continue reading An Ongoing Obsession
I tried to have a natural birth. I really, really did. I gave it the old college try, 200% of myself, complete and utter dedication. I was scared shitless about the idea of having a c-section and wanted to avoid it at all costs. How could I spend 6 weeks recovering from major abdominal surgery… Continue reading The Thing About C-Sections