lilymama asked: did you have any run-ins with cradle cap?? any cures? thx :)
Anonymous asked: Is using the homemade baking soda based toothpaste all right for the teeth/gums/enamel etc?
Coffee. How does it work?
Someone out there is just dying to explain this to me, I know it. Why, when I go to some coffee shops and order a decaf coffee, why do they give me an Americano? “Is an Americano ok?” they ask, and I think to myself, “I don’t know…is it? Is it decaf? Which is what I ordered? Because I can’t have real coffee? Because my baby won’t sleep? JUST GIVE ME A DECAF DRINK THAT I CAN DUMP CREAM INTO AND...
My family has developed this strange habit of surprising each other with our presence. I don’t know when it started, but the way it works is that one of us will be going to a family get together, hanging out at home, or just going about our daily business whenBOOM! SURPRISE SIBLING! The best one so far (for me, anyway) was when my sister made an unnanounced visit for my baby shower.....
Anonymous asked: I have Gitelman's too! How old were you when you were diagnosed? I was eight years old. Do you have any advice on how to live normally because with high school and all my other issues I'm having a very hard time. I hope you're doing well!
Anonymous asked: Do you read the blog Two Little Jacksons?
Anonymous asked: When Olive was still young and she slept all those hours, weren't you worried that she wasn't getting enough milk? I know of a baby that had to be put on the drip because he slept so much that he got dehydrated.
Anonymous asked: Do you want to go back to work?
Word(s) To Your Mother
It’s my first time on the other side of this gig, this whole multi-million dollar Mother’s Day shebang. It’s my first time being celebrated, instead of celebrating others, My first time being the subject of whispers and the reason for tiptoed plans. I think I must be doing something right, because my lovely daughter is just the most thoughtful baby ever. She gifted me with...
ultreyamama asked: How's that sugar cleanse going?
Anonymous asked: Hey! It's Sara from A New Lowe. I'm SO sorry I haven't been in touch. I deleted my blog impulsively because I was stressed out and it seemed logical (somehow?!) at the time. Then I was like, "Wow, that was embarrassing," and felt weird about getting in touch. The longer I waited, the weirder it seemed. But I guess this is a good time. Miles and I are doing OK and I want to...
Anonymous asked: Where would you go on vacation if someone handed you a plane ticket today?
Anonymous asked: Will you still blog for us when you are busy being a famous best seller and all that?
Adventuring We Will Go
I’ve been getting a bit itchy lately, impatient to get things settled and sorted, and as a result I’ve found myself bemoaning a situation that is actually pretty sweet. Here we are, getting to spend all day with each other and the smiliest baby we’ve ever seen. It’s summer, the ocean is at our doorstep, we have two of the best roommates you could ask for (coughAdam’sparentscough) and they...
Anonymous asked: Favourite adult beverage?
Anonymous asked: On the radio this morning they were discussing the three women who were discovered after being held captive for 10+ years. They were talking about the neighbour who discovered them - and how he is being seen as "hilarious" instead of a "hero" (citing an article about "The Troubling Viral Trend of the Hilarious Black Neighbour"). What is your perspective on this...
Okay, there once was a blogger who had a pregnancy blog called “Lowe Expectations”. Then she had a sweet son named Miles, and a blog called “A New Lowe”. She was lively and funny, earnest and smart, self-deprecating and startlingly honest sometimes. And then one day she was just gone. Both blogs, and her -poof!- into thin air. It’s strange about this whole blogging thing, you become...
Anonymous asked: You mentioned in the question about your makeup that you darker your eyebrows. What kind of product do you use?
Oh wow, so here we are. Here we are with this sitting, laughing, reaching, chubby little twenty pound seven month old. Check out the blue steel action happening in the bottom left - she learned that from her papa. Can we just…I mean…SEVEN months. Adam and I were out for lunch with her the other day, and our waitress was 37 weeks pregnant and I talked her ear off - as I always do...
Anonymous asked: What are your makeup essentials?
Oh Internets, hello! Here’s what has been happening lately. On April 30, I abandoned my husband and my baby and walked down the street to a local coffee shop. I ordered a coffee, (a real, live CAFFEINATED coffee!) and I hogged a four person table near an electrical outlet and I wrote. I sat, and wrote, and drank that fucking fantastic caffeinated coffee for like five hours straight. It was...
Anonymous asked: I've been scouring through your tumblr trying to find that post you wrote about finally being able to see your 'lady business', I even typed it in the search bar (after I found your word 'lady business' in another post because I couldn't remember what you called it!) but ANYWAY I give up, despite being highly entertained whilst searching so I just wanted to ask, did...
Midnight in the garden
Olive was asleep when we left the farmer’s market, so we just kept driving. We pulled into the abandoned convent after a half hour winding our way through quiet Sunday streets, looking at houses and stopping in front of the ones with for sale signs piercing their lawns. The house was empty and silent, a Virgin Mary statue stood in the front garden with open arms, eyes...
Anonymous asked: My cousin just had a baby and she named him Gus.
Bored? I’m sorry but I can not entertain you today, for I have but three...
Anonymous asked: This is technically not a question, more of a demand haha. Please make sure when your book is published that I will be able to buy it in Australia!
Adam was concerned that some of you may have missed the fact that I tagged that baby picture of myself with “Dana Carvey”. He requested that I post this comparison. And then he still wasn’t satisfied that people would “get it”, so he took the time to create this: Internets: My husband. Such a giver. Such an artist. (p.s. he’s currently unemployed if...
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My erstwhile brother has sold his house. With this news, plus Hilary swanning around Costa Rica, and Adam and I still waiting on a house (and job, and car, and REAL LIFE ghsmshakdnfnehsnfuck), exactly 3/6 - that’s 50% - of my siblings are homeless. My siblings and I: blowing parental expectations out of the water since 1980.
An evolution of hair
When I was vastly, magnificently pregnant I had four wishes for our unborn child. First, that he or she be healthy. Of course. Second and third: Strong, and happy. And fourth? Fourth I wished that my child would have hair. I have no idea what I did right to warrant having every single one of these fervent prayers being answered, but our funny Olive Grace was born healthy, happy, strong, and yes,...