Beautiful torture: The last few days & weeks of pregnancy

If any of you have waited for the labor and delivery process to start, you know well and I am just now learning with #3, how truly torturous this wait can be. Even with the well-honed knowledge of what is to come, I’m still ready. Meaning the real stuff, not The Pottery Barn Kids kind of blissful land of receiving blankets and super-soft stuffed bunnies … Continue reading Beautiful torture: The last few days & weeks of pregnancy

“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. For those of you San Franciscans that have completed this … 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 totally relate yet, I now get it more than I … 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 being so close to the hospital. I LOVE the city … Continue reading “Let’s walk home from the hospital!” And other naïve new parent assessments about bringing home baby.

A Follow up~ Should I stay or should I go?

It’s interesting how this topic has opened a line of dialogue on the subject of suburbanites/ urbanites, parenting choices, lack of choices, financial realities. I’ve heard from some that they’re quite happy with their decision to leave an urban environment. I’ve heard from others that they’re resolute on staying in a city. And then, the rare exceptions of those that did indeed leave, but are … Continue reading A Follow up~ Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go? An Introduction.

Clearly, it’s a matter of the stage we’re at as parents in San Francisco. But every parent peer that we know is currently engaged in an ongoing conversation with their spouse about whether to stay in San Francisco for the foreseeable long term (read, putting their children through school and laying down more substantial roots) or leaving the 7×7 urban cityscape for one of the … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go? An Introduction.