Tagged with Juggling Parenthood

What’s On My Holiday Wish List? Me Time.

Everyone knows that the holidays can be a joyful yet stressful time. The minutes left in the year are ticking away and we try to cram the remnants of a year’s worth of socializing, working, shopping and realizing our best intentions into a few weeks. It’s no wonder we all feel a bit stretched thin as we … Continue reading

Five Tips for Traveling with an Infant

We took our first plane flight with Bean last week! We flew into Boston and visited Vermont and Rhode Island. I’d say it’s a rite of passage for new parents to fly with their wee ones – the packing, the schlepping, the worrying about bothering other people, the inevitable diaper explosions. But whatever. Bean was … Continue reading

Honor Your Committments, Not Your Feelings

I joined a gym. I’ve been trying since Bean was three months old (so four months ago) to lose this baby weight. I’ve had limited carbs, no cheese, no dessert; walked a little each day, did yoga weekly, took a bike ride now and then. All the while wondering why women, after all we go … Continue reading

Searching on a Friday Afternoon

It’s been a great week. Bean is just so cute and fun these days – giggling and wiggling and smiling all the way. And last night I was at Church Street Cellars for a Vienna Moms Night Out event – super fun with about 30 local ladies. Next week I’ll have a special Vienna Halloween … Continue reading

Human Doings vs. Human Beings

My husband recently said to me, “You’re like the Energizer Bunny’s mother: you are always going.” I’ve often prided myself in how much I can accomplish in a short amount of time, taking multi-tasking to an entirely new level. I am an avid list-maker. Before sleep but after having crawled into bed, I will fumble … Continue reading

Enrichment is a Ten Letter Word

Enrichment: to make rich or richer especially by the addition or increase of some desirable quality, attribute, or ingredient.* Bean is enrolled in exactly one formal enrichment activity: swimming. Really it’s more aptly called, “water awareness”. Her first class was this weekend. Three days later, I am still recovering. As an organized mama, I was … Continue reading

What Really Is the Best Medicine?

One antibiotic. Two prescriptions lotions. Five over-the-counter remedies. Fourteen creams. Blood test for allergies. Fifteen doctors visits. Such is the summary of treatment for Bean’s sordid medical history in her almost six months of life. As I’ve shared before, her skin problems have been a constant source of stress, as well as visits to CVS and Vienna Rexall … Continue reading

Don’t Postpone Joy

“Don’t Postpone Joy.” I saw this on a bumper sticker yesterday, and it’s been stuck in my head since. I’ve actually been looking for a good bumper sticker for my car. Something to differentiate myself in suburbia. Where does one find bumper stickers these days? In the 80s and 90s seemed there were lots at the … Continue reading

When Trying New Things is Trying

I am realizing that maybe I don’t know exactly how this whole parenting gig is going to turn out. I always knew there’d be an element of surprise and mystery, but lately it is anyone’s guess about what my almost five-month-old is going to do. My husband and I are trying to soothe her through … Continue reading