How to be Friends With a Baby

Someone’s always gotta go first: first to the edge of the pool, first to the altar, first to sign the deed on the house, first to get knocked up. And if you’re part of a tight-knit group of friends, people’s …

Push Back (and Back and Back)

As a brand-spanking new parent, Push Back: Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting was designed to speak my language. I went through my pregnancy under the care of a midwife, and many of my friends follow at least some …

The Care & Feeding of Your C-Section Body

It’s amazing how many women end up getting c-sections. Of the fifteen or so birth stories I’ve heard, spread across roughly a dozen moms, about eight had vaginal births, either unmedicated or with an epidural. The rest were c-sections. Some …

Why Me-Ternity Misses the Point

Oh, Meghann Foyle. I feel sort of bad for you, to be honest. Your tongue-in-cheek article for the New York Post, positing that you should have a “me-ternity leave,” has prompted such a backlash that it’s no wonder you cancelled …

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 …

Earth Day: Green Reads for Kids

When I was a kid, Earth Day was a chance to feel hopeful about the earth’s future. Each scrap of litter we collected, each can that was recycled, every species that moved off the endangered list, felt like a victory. …

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 …

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 …