Adult Category 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 …

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 …

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 …

The Need for Mom Friends

God, are there any two words that feel ickier next to each other than mom friends? Brrr. The phrase smacks of a total lack of authenticity, and of being so narrowly focused on only one aspect of my life that …