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 …

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 …

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 …

The End of a Tiny Era

Four weeks ago today, NS came into our lives like he was jumping a teeny motorcycle over a line of very cute buses. I actually can’t believe it’s already been a month. In some ways, I can’t remember life before …

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 …