Breastfeeding

I am going bald. It started a few weeks ago.  One morning, I lost about half a head of hair in the shower.  A huge clump of hair, something roughly the size of Madagascar, just fell off my scalp without any →MORE...

Dear Charlotte, Oh my word, I love you. Over the weekend, you hit the five-month mark.  This means that you’ve spent approximately one hundred and fifty days sleeping, eating, and generally hanging out.  What a life!  After you’re done growing up, →MORE...

I’ve been thinking about it, and I have come to the conclusion that Biology really had its thinking cap on when it gave women breasts. In middle school, boobs come with bras and bras give boys something to snap and bra-snapping →MORE...

When my daughter was first born, I was amazed at how much learning is involved in the daily care of an infant.  When I came home from the hospital, I was pretty sure that giving birth was really just the transition →MORE...

Nov 16, 2009
There is a certain drudgery in the work of motherhood.  It is a sort of dull and familiar repetition, a pattern of lackluster chores with no foreseeable end. Our day begins around six in the morning.  Charlotte wakes up and I →MORE...