Sunday Poetry Blogging

First Snowby Louise Gl├╝ck

Like a child, the earth’s going to sleep,or so the story goes.

But I’m not tired, it says.And the mother says, You may not be tired but I’m tired –

You can see it in her face, everyone can.So the snow has to fall, sleep has to come.Because the mother’s sick […]

Parenting Trials

So, last week? The week I basically didn’t post anything? Was a really, really rough week, parenting-wise. I don’t know what it is about almost-20-months old, but lately everything is a mommy vs. Hatchling battle, and I’m sure I don’t need to tell regular readers who’s winning. One low point was when I accidentally engineered […]

Here’s how it is

Every parent has stuff they bitch about when it comes to their particular child-raising situation. Maybe your kid only eats white foods, or refuses to take baths, or only likes death-metal lullabies. The kids, they’re quirky, and they’re all pre-loaded with sucky habits for parents to fixate on. At the same time, though, most of […]


Last night, I slept for nearly 11 hours. Please keep your fingers crossed that this is the start of a new pattern.

Not dead; merely resting

Sorry for the lack of postage this week. Just haven’t had the gumption to put anything in blogular form. Instead, how ’bout some bullets?

– Took the Hatchling for her very first visit to Urgent Care on Labor Day. Considering she’s almost 17 months old, I’d say that’s not too bad. The cause: we suspected […]

Something’s Gotta Give

You know you’re really feeling the effects of two weeks’ nonstop insomnia when, with your one-year-old strapped in the back seat, you go the wrong way down a one-way street while on a routine trip you’ve made countless times, and don’t realize it until the SECOND person honks and yells out their window at you. […]

Random Tidbits + Friday Videos

1. The Hatchling loves her crib so much it’s not even funny. During the day, when she wakes up from her naps, her favorite thing to do is stay in her crib after I’ve turned on the lights and writhe around with her blanket and a few board books while I watch her and talk […]


What’s nice about MY baby, is that, on the morning after her mamala has had insomnia until 3:30 in the morning (an alarmingly frequent occurrence of late), the Hatchling decided to sleep in until NINE THIRTY. Whoa. Of course, this means that her schedule will be all out of whack for the rest of the […]

The difference between one and two

How one toddler indicates she is ready for her afternoon nap:

Toddler: Man, I am tired. My eyes feel kind of itchy. I better rub them. Also, I hate all these toys. I will push them away from me, they are so stupid. God, I feel like crap. Maybe if I bury my head in […]

A Whole New World

So I mentioned that I have a “nanny” this week, meaning that for the first time I’m spending entire days away from the Hatchling. But did I also mention that we’re having our roof re-shingled this week? Cos we are. It was loooooong overdue – we knew when we bought the place a year ago […]