Baby Category Archives

Sleep Deprivation

When I am hungry, I get cranky. When I’m tired, I get cranky. But when I’m exhausted? Like, well and truly beat? I get fucked up. Before I had a baby, the most tired I had ever been was after …

Permission Slips

Having a baby in the house means that every day, you are faced with literally thousands of options and decisions. Some of them will require zero reflection, while others may cause you angst. To save you some sturm und drang, …

An Ode To My Stroller

I thought I’d be an attachment parent. I wanted to be, dammit. I admire women who wear their babies all the time, who could nurse on demand, who co-slept without any turbulence. But real talk? NS hates being worn. He …

Best in Show: Mealtime

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 …

Society Girls and Boys

I’m not going to lie: having a baby is terrible for your social life. First of all, you just don’t really sleep for the first couple months.  If you’re breastfeeding, you are completely fucked for sleep, because the sadists that …

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 …

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 …