Ban Bucket Babies!

I see them everywhere. I call them Bucket Babies. Bucket babies are infants carried around in their car seats. I cringe. And I am sad. Why? OXYGEN. Babies don’t have good head control so when their heads fall forward, oxygen to their lungs gets cut off. This is called...
Mommy Wars

Mommy Wars

How do you react when someone close to you questions your parenting choices?  For some reason, when faced with ill-informed friends and family, some of us turn to jelly and others to ice. Actually, I can go either way. Jelly happens when I doubt myself, but I...

Let’s go on a Play Date!

When I first moved to San Diego, a bit lonely and lost, with a toddler in tow, I joined a moms group, and somehow I completely lucked out. A very kind woman with a son about a year older than mine came up to me and offered me a bunch of clothes that her son had...

I Have a Fairy Godmother

She showed up the day after my second baby was born. I was sitting on the couch, nursing, when she arrived. “How are you doing? You look so comfy there with the baby. You stay right there and rest, and I’ll just take a quick look around.” Three hours later my visitor...

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