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The Parents of Stranger Things, Ranked

Warning: this post contains mild spoilers for Seasons 1 and 2 of the Netflix show Stranger Things. Read at your own peril. Dr. Martin “Papa” Brenner: Okay, let’s start with the worst of the lot. Dr. Brenner, “father”/guardian/kidnapper of resident …

Portraits of a Mother I Could Be

I have a bike trailer and the kid, inside the trailer, has one fist inside a stainless steel container filled with organic dried apricots. We are riding along the lakeshore, me in a pair of performance sport sunglasses, the kid …

The Tiniest Things: Twelve Months

NS, you are one year old! It is amazing—maybe all years have felt this elastic, like a single day stretched out over a year, or a year compressed into a day. Maybe my memory has always been this layered, where …

Baby’s First Gift Guide: 2016

Because I am a human who loves shopping and who is also broke most of the time, I love gift guides. I love leafing through a page or six of carefully curated items, each with a special person in mind—Grandma! …

Kid Scares: Halloween Movie Roundup

My husband loves Halloween. Like, looooooves it. How many o’s were in that “love”? Add two more. It is his favourite holiday by far, as it collects several of his favourite things—spookiness, chocolate, monsters, horror, the macabre, an excuse to …

The Tiniest Things: Nine Months

Because things change so fast. Things I want to remember about these days include: // He loves Tupperware! I give him a big container filled with lids and smaller containers, and he can spend a good fifteen minutes tossing everything …

The Tiniest Things: Six Months

Babies change at the speed of light. They double their birth weight within a few months of being born, they learn new skills practically daily, and even the fundamentals outlines of their bodies change—teeth sprouting from gummy smiles, heads getting …

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, …

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 …