First of all, I can’t thank you enough for your kind words about Dana. It is such a strange thing to figure out how to process, and I just knew her from an online group. I can not begin to imagine what her friends and family are going through.
I hope that all of the stories pouring out from everyone that knew her can help those who are missing her by knowing what an impact she had,and what a…
Paper Cranes, by Melissa Z Photography on Etsy
When I was pregnant with Olive, I went online a lot. It was mostly to ask silly questions I was too embarrassed to ask in person to my midwife or any other human being, for that matter. Things like, “Can I dent my baby from poking it too much?” or “How much bigger are my boobs really going to get?”
You know, normal pregnant woman concerns.
Look, I know that lately social media has become little more than a vehicle for terribly déclassé displays of bragging and one-upmanship (look at my perfect life! Envy me! Like me!) and I usually try to just avoid getting into that whole thing, you know?
On the other hand, Adam and I are no longer sleeping on a mattress on the floor.
Sooooo not that it’s a competition or anything, but I…
Ladies and gentlemen, we are just over a month shy of Olive’s second birthday and I am suddenly the proud mother of a potty-trained child.
I’ll get to details in a minute but let me just get this out of the way first:
YAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS! *Eighteen fist pumps* HUZZAHHHH! HI FIVE! HIGH FIVE! YOU get a car, and YOU get a car, and EVERYBODY GETS A CAAAAARRRR!!!
Ahem. Just a little excited over here.
Internet, I have stopped shampooing my hair.
You: Eww, why?! Wait – didn’t you already do that?
Well yes. Sort of. About five or six years ago I stopped using store-bought shampoo and conditioner and started making my own. But now I’m just…not using anything. Well, I’m using water, I guess. The magical cleansing properties of water.
The impetus behind this new hippie madness is an interview I…