Fashion, Baby

One the tangential benefits to having kids is that, for a while, you can dress them however you like. While I myself prefer an all-black look—think “dance instructor by way of goth priestess, with a heavy dash of American Apparel-brand …

Baby Garbage

Before I had a baby, I was adamantly opposed to what I called “baby garbage”: all the seemingly ridiculous, often garishly coloured, almost universally plastic, stuff that kids seem to acquire, like ugly little moons around a young planet. In …

The Birth Story

Noah Stanley Kochany Cinovskis! The son, our sun, the boy wonder, our sweetpea, our little guy, our tiny friend, the kiddo. Noah.   They say that birthing a baby is like running a marathon. In my case, I feel like …

Pregnancy in Three Parts

I have now been pregnant for 39 weeks and three days, or, if you’re measuring on emotional time, since the Reagan administration. I’ve learned some things in the last 39 weeks. I’ve learned that, if I cry hard enough, I …

Pregnancy, In Lists

  A partial list of cravings so far: tortellini with pesto banana smoothies green smoothies dim sum-style turnip cakes pad Thai toast more toast seriously, an embarrassing amount of toast kefir samosas peanut sauce macaroni and cheese pudding cups soft …

The Big News: Pregnancy Q&A

The big news around our house this summer is that M knocked me up (respectfully, lovingly), and come January 2016, our family band is getting a new tambourine player. I’m now halfway through my very first gold-plated pregnancy, which means …