I wrote this account of our baby girl’s labor and birth three days after her arrival, and even though it’s way more personal than I’ve gotten so far on the site, I feel compelled to share it as I reflect on my munchkin’s first year.
Continue reading On Thursday at 6:15 p.m., my water broke.
My beautiful little girl, the light of my life and apple of my eye, turns one year old tomorrow.
Cue the sappy music and slow-mo montage.
This is huge, people. Epic.
We kept a person alive, thriving for a year. I fed her from my own body. No major bleeding, no rubber rooms, no divorce court.
You parents out there, you get it for sure. We deserve a stinking medal. This was the hardest, most fun year of my life. We’ve been covered in drool, spit-up on, had
Continue reading She’s One, I’m Sappy, and You’re Lucky
The past few weeks have just flow by for us. Summer is like that. One day you’re whining about the snow, then crying about the heat, and then it’s back to snow again. Just like that. Blink of an eye. So while I have been participating in the Completing Him Challenge still in spirit, writing about it hasn’t been something I’ve made the time for. So tonight I’m catching up on the past three weeks. And they’re short ones. Because I’m hot, and hormonal, and sleepy, and I have vowed to myself that I will have a hot date with my pillow tonight at 9 p.m.
Continue reading Completing Him Challenge, Weeks 5, 6 + 7 :: I Am Not a Dropout
It’s Sunday and it’s close enough to my desired bedtime that I have to make some decisions. Laundry, fold diapers, write, play Angry Birds?
I can probably only fit in two of the four. Guess you know what one of them is.
In preparation for and early celebration of this one’s first birthday next Saturday, I plan to keep a pretty low profile this week. After all, I have three-hundred fifty some-odd days to reflect on, and these things take time:
In the meantime, here are a
Continue reading Weekend Rewind :: 7.25.2010
Yesterday marked the end of Sean’s week one on the Weight Watchers for Men program, and the end of our first week on the program together.
We survived. Nobody got hurt. This is significant.
See, Sean is a 215-pound guy (well, WAS), and I am a 143-pound woman. Because of the obvious differences, the fine statisticians and dietitians at WW felt it was appropriate to create a calculation that grants us very different amounts of daily POINTS.
So Sean has 36 a day.
And I have 25.
Every single day
Continue reading Weighing In: Everybody Survived
Several weeks ago, Anna A. posted to the imanimama.com Facebook page, suggesting I try to make my own space-saving bags. I thought the idea was intriguing, and since we most certainly have the need to compress and condense, I decided that this was a perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.
Continue reading Make or Buy :: Space-Saving Bags
The iBaby-practically-iToddler and I decided over the weekend to go for a walk to the local park. She greatly enjoyed rolling in the dirt, picking up trash and eating leaves and grass. She even schmoozed a couple of random guys hanging out talking nearby. One was a cyclist who looked strikingly like John Malkovich. The other had been sitting there a while and was rounding out a six-pack of beer. She loved them both
Continue reading And Then HE Said…
A friend of mine was recently raving on Facebook about her new discovery: PB2. She mentioned that it was pricey, but delicious and at only 45 calories a serving, totally worth the price tag. I filed that status update away in my brain under “things that make ya go hmmmm,” and went on my merry way.
Continue reading PB2 :: Review
Being a parent seems to be synonymous with exhaustion, busy-ness and having absolutely no time to yourself. What do you do when you desperately need to have your batteries recharged? I asked my always inspiring panel of parents to weigh-in on some of their ideas. And since I know there is always lots of great wisdom from my Facebook friends, I’ve included some of my favorites from there as well.
Continue reading Real Parents On: Stress Relief + “Me Time”
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about vision, thanks to lots of amazing and influential people in my life and on the outskirts. And this little blog-o-rama has become a really exciting way for me to hone in on the things I’m completely passionate about and love to share. Someday I’ll write a more detailed post on why this has become a hot topic for me lately, but for now I just want to let you in on why imanimama.com exists at all.
Continue reading Why We Chose: imanimama.com (or, How to Create a Vision + Stick with It)