My friend Gina at Popcorn and Pandas does this great recurring series called "Lately" that she adapted from another blogger (you can check out all of Gina's Lately posts with links to the inspiration here). I love the idea of checking in with yourself and creating a record of the things that drive us every … Continue reading Lately
Two funny stories One: About a year ago, I was courted to be a mommy blogger. For real! Like, for money. Lololololol. And I wrote some things, emails stopped, payment never came, etc. I moved on to other things, like having another baby and moving across the country. But I have these funny sort of … Continue reading Interests Include Mommy Blogging & Tandem Nursing
It's no secret to anyone who has known me for any amount of time (or sometimes even to the nice mom I meet in the coffee shop, within about five minutes of chatting--sorry, nice person!) that I have struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life. Like many chronic illnesses, it ebbs and … Continue reading How I Cope
We live ten miles from the hospital, which in New York driving speak means anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and change to get to the hospital. I cranked up the Bach on WQXR and moaned my lowest, calmest om-iest moans. I rolled down the window and let the rain and wind hit me … Continue reading Georgie, A Birth Story: Active Labor and Gettin’ Born’d
As the end of my pregnancy with Georgie approached, I felt tremendously confident in my ideas about all-caps BIRTH--the conceptual, pluralistic, nebulous ideas about the kinds of birth experiences that should be afforded to all women. Evidence-based, empowering, unjudged. Freedom to make decisions and access resources without a shred of fear-mongering of any stripe (Your … Continue reading Georgie, A Birth Story: Early Labor
On Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 5:45 pm, we welcomed Georgette Beatrice Guinn Anderson to our little family. Georgie was 9 lbs, 2 oz, and 21 inches long. She was born with dark hair dotted with sweet little stork bites, fingernails that already needed a clipping, all wriggles and squeals. I was … Continue reading Welcome, Georgie Bea!