Category Archives: mood issues

Talking until I’m Smurf Blue in the Face

I’ve watched a lot of Smurfs episodes over the last six or seven months — first, because I was pregnant, nauseated, and loathe to run around playing tag with my daughter, and now, because I’m constantly trying to come up … Continue reading

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Tickle Me Emo

When my daughter was a toddler, a dad once joked to me at a Musikgarten class that he could picture her as a teenager: dressed entirely in black and writing angry poetry in a corner somewhere. As she sulked in … Continue reading

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Suck It, La Leche League

My breasts are founts of liquid gold. At least La Leche League thinks so, and my baby boy seems convinced. Perhaps that’s why I love breastfeeding. When nothing else is going right with the baby stuff, breastfeeding buoys us. Even … Continue reading

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