Parenting

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The IRS was kind to us

Yes, that was my letter from the IRS. I misfiled our tax extension. My husband, who is hilarious, wrote a...

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Tube Food

My young daughter is eating solid food. She has two lower teeth, which she uses to great effect, scraping away...

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Things that now qualify as “me time”

Breastpumping My commute to work Taking a shower The three block walk to return my library books Sleeping Leaning on...

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A Parent’s Life as a Video Game

I work in the video game industry, so I tend to think of life in these terms. For example, when...

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Parenthood by Percentages

In case anyone is interested in the relative effects of a New Baby, I ran a few numbers this morning....

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Books for busy mums and other humans

Reading has been a challenge lately, due to new baby and the delirium that accompanies around-the-clock breastfeeding. On the other...

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Out in the daylight with a stroller

I’m sitting at a cafe with my infant daughter. I feel like a monster of productivity, having successfully left the...

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Top Five Things I Have Learned About Babies

My daughter, Elizabeth West Firment, was born in early November. The last…ever since…has been a nonstop, nonsleep blur of boobs,...

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Happy Fathers Day

This is my dad, the best joker in the world. Who else would dance to “Re: Your Brains” (Jonathan Coulton’s...

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