My Nursing Toddler Might Never Wean from Breastfeeding During COVID
Julia demonstrating a classic toddler nursing move: the nose grab

My Nursing Toddler Might Never Wean from Breastfeeding During COVID

Hello world! Back after a long hiatus. My free time is pretty minimal these days, with all three kids home and limited childcare. Staying afloat with my job and the kids' virtual school has been the priority, so I've had…

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Coronavirus and adapting to the new normal

It's been about two months since I last posted, and I couldn't help but recoil a little when I saw the title of my last post: "Five tips for getting out the door peacefully." It was a simpler, more innocent time. Definitely before coronavirus. ...

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5 tips for getting out the door peacefully

Getting out the door with kids can be rough. In my house, we start getting ready to leave the house a full 20-30 minutes before we need to walk out the door. It all starts with a 10-minute warning to the kids, followed by a 5-minute warning, and play area cleanup ...

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On having it all in 2020 – and why we need to stop qualifying women’s success

In "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" (The Atlantic, July/August 2012), Anne-Marie Slaughter famously concluded that women who manage to rise to the top of the career ladder as mothers are "either superhuman, rich or self-employed." I've been thinking a lot about that little snippet recently ...

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Reading & listening lists

I love a good self-help book, and I just uploaded a list of my favorites, broken down into different categories: parenting, productivity, and home organization.

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Holiday craft project: reindeer cork ornaments

Bubbly, festive prosecco has been our drink of choice this holiday season, and one recent evening I picked up a cork and marvelled at what an adorable reindeer face it would make. This kind of thinking must be another form…

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Holiday cookie decorating!

Decorating holiday cookies is one of our favorite holiday traditions. We all sit around the big dining table, chatting and decorating and listening to Christmas music. This year my 2.5 year old (who was barely able to participate last year)…

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