August Monthly Archives

Dividing Lines

My mom, having raised three kids, understands most of my parenting challenges. She knows that breastfeeding can be an emotional roller coaster, that sleeping can be a real bitch, that the baby garbage can threaten to overwhelm your previously minimalist—or …

The Dream Team

It take a village to raise a child. Doesn’t that conjure up romance in your mind? Dusky chimneys rising above thatched roofs as baby-wearing gardeners tend to their plots of land, or a gentle village made of of aunties and …

Better Parenting Through Science Books

I am not one for internet chat rooms at the best of times, but there’s a special place in hell where the BabyCentre forums are hosted. Leaving aside the capricious grammar, signatures with an overabundance of emojis, constant rants about …

Zig-Zag Mama: A Mamafesto

Let me just start here: I have been wrong. I thought it was going to take us forever to get pregnant. Nope! First month out of the gate and my eggs were like heeyyyy and M’s swimmers were like s’up …