Instant Pot, aka my daily saving grace

Listen, it’s not like I was holding out on you on purpose. But forreal, life has been a bit hectic lately, especially on the work front. So while I’ve been meaning to share this, it’s eluded me til now. Anyway. Instant Pot, people, Instant Pot! What is it? Only the best thing ever. Aka pressure cooker. …

More

Leaning In

If you’ve been around me in the past 12 months, the odds are good you’ve heard at least a little earful of what I thought about the precarious balance of juggling work and motherhood and how systematically unfair and dysfunctional it all was. CS is fond of saying that he married a closet Republican and feminist. I’ll save …

More

Best Friends

Today we went to a birthday party. I don’t need to say it was a kid’s birthday party because, come on, that’s the only type these days amiright? Anyway, I bring Ollie to pick out a present. What does he like? “Dump trucks and excavators and cars, mama!” I am not sure he gets my …

More

04.21.16 Walking

So I lost my bet that he’d be walking before his first birthday. But he was close. 12 months 2 weeks and he’s finally walking on his own. It’s funny seeing the steps of growing independence, from not wanting to walk at all to walking while holding both hands to only holding with one hand to taking …

More

No more boobies 

Today is D-day, as in Don’t touch my boobs Day, as in we are officially in weaning territory.  And as with much of everything that defines these two brothers, Ascher was really not happy when he realized he wasn’t getting the boob in the morning. Meanwhile, Ollie couldn’t care less when I cut him off.  …

More

Lazy walker

So I’ve tried to “encourage” Ascher to walk, by getting him to stand and then letting go and scooting away to get him to walk towards me. But this guy, he knows what he likes. And when he’s not interested, there’s no pushing. So when I try to help him, he just drops to the …

More

Nap for two

Yesterday, we had just too much to do, so we pushed Ascher and disregarded his nap schedule. So some dim sum and a quick 10 min catnap in the car and some errands and a trip to the park later, we finally made it home. This meant that by the time it was Ollie’s nap time …

More

Bath for two 

Ascher is almost one year old (!!) and Ollie is three. It wasn’t until today that they had their first joint bath sesh. It just wasn’t logistically feasible before when their bed times were off by an hour.  But with daylight savings, our early bird baby is now waking at 7am and going to bed …

More