March Monthly Archives

Putting on my Mom Pants

When I think of a “mom,” there are a few different fashion templates that come to mind. There’s my own mom, of course, who started having kids in the 1980s, so her mom-style consisted of a lot of large-framed glasses …

Best in Show: Clothes

Every spring, hundreds of vendors descend on the Enercare Centre at the Toronto waterfront, where they offer a mind-boggling assortment of unique, artisan, Canadian pieces for shoppers to take home. From art prints to cheeky pottery, from farm-to-table sauces to …

I Didn’t Know

I didn’t know that I would love watching this kid fall asleep in his stroller. His eyes go from far-away dreamy to half-lidded to bare slits to finally, sweetly, closed. I didn’t know how bad I would feel when he …

Bonfire of the Pregnancies

Ladies, if you want to look like a million bucks, I have one simple suggestion for you: get pregnant. Oh, sure, the first few weeks aren’t glamorous. Maybe you’ll spend your time throwing up, which is murder for face puffiness …

Job Title: Mama

When NS was a very small infant—even smaller than he is now, at seven weeks—I would sometimes wander by his bassinet, peer inside, and think to myself, “Where did this baby come from?” It was a weird thought, because of …

Life in the 4th Trimester

It has been 49 days since NS was born. Things are getting loopy. The fourth trimester, the first 100 days, whatever you want to call it—this time is weird. Not just weird; it’s rough. The process of coming into this …

The Six Mom Types You Meet on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? Of course you are: it’s 2016 and that’s the law. As a non-parent, Facebook is a place where people post recaps of their Thursday night benders, link to Salon articles about video-game sexism, or post 178 …

Getting My Body Back

Before I got pregnant, I was in the best shape of my life. I lifted weights twice a week, I rode my bike everywhere, and I ate a Paleo-ish diet (you can take my Greek yogurt and Coke Zeros from …