When I grow up…Another “stump the band” question from the 4-year old.

There are definitely days as a stay-at-home mom or “person on a mommy-sabbatical” as I like to call it, that are a blow to one’s ego.  Having had a full life and robust career before kids, it can sometimes feel like an out-of-body experience to go from dynamic, discerning decision-making to a tedious and tiring toddler tango. … Continue reading When I grow up…Another “stump the band” question from the 4-year old.

The Six Week Boot Camp: Or, perhaps the most important thing that I will ever write.

  There are certain things that I definitely wanted to know before having children (the ins and outs of childbirth), things I didn’t want to know (how much they would really change our life) and things that I didn’t know, I didn’t know, but wished I would’ve known. The topic up for discussion, falls into … Continue reading The Six Week Boot Camp: Or, perhaps the most important thing that I will ever write.

“But Why?” My existential trip to gain a Residential Parking Permit.

Today I ventured to the SF Municipal Transportation Agency office to obtain yet another Residential Parking Permit. Having moved 5 times in the 15 years that I’ve lived here, this is certainly a task I’ve done before. This morning’s conundrum was a debate of taking the 2-year-old with me or waiting to go by myself. … Continue reading “But Why?” My existential trip to gain a Residential Parking Permit.

Time for a “Time Out!” : Lesson #1 from a FTSM (First Time Summer Mom)

Being the FTSM (First Time Summer Mom) of a preschool aged child, I now pay attention to and read the other funny articles and self-deprecating mommy- blog posts on coping with summer vacation/ end of the school year panic and fatigue. This one has been circulating wildly around my Facebook feed and while I can’t … Continue reading Time for a “Time Out!” : Lesson #1 from a FTSM (First Time Summer Mom)

“Let’s walk home from the hospital!” And other naïve new parent assessments about bringing home baby.

With the birth of our 3rd child plus or minus 6 weeks away, it’s caused me to think about the labor/ delivery side of things or rather the logistics behind the getting to and from the hospital for the labor and delivery. I think the part that’s always put me a bit at ease is … Continue reading “Let’s walk home from the hospital!” And other naïve new parent assessments about bringing home baby.