"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." -Anaïs Nin "The trouble is, you think you have time." -Buddha I've written a lot in the past about the past. I've written vividly about my failed attempt at breastfeeding, getting tendonitis at my first fast food job, reconciling with my mother--and each …

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Globe Guide + Much Ado Review

The Globe Theatre, in case you're unaware, was the playhouse where William Shakespeare wrote and performed with the Lord Chamberlain's Men--lead by Richard Burbage. If you've seen Shakespeare in Love than you've got all this down pat. What stands today, of course, is not the original establishment. The original was constructed in 1599, but burned down in …

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Broadway’s The Little Mermaid

Disney's overhaul of their third Broadway show. I recently went to see Disney's The Little Mermaid at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta. This venture was inspired by a previous anniversary's success with The Lion King-- my husband was moved to tears within the first line of Rafiki's wonderfully rich cry. Due to its predecessor, this …

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Being a Mother in a World that Sexualizes Female Bodies

Last night, I was undressing my infant daughter to get her ready for her bath. This is a nightly ritual where I nibble on her feet, play "This Little Piggie Went to Market," blow raspberries on her tummy, tickle her ribs, and, yes, pinch her teeny, tiny bare booty. That last part shocked my sister. …

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I Heart Daycare (and some ramblings about feminism)

I am so happy Sharon– author of Becoming Mother –said this! I have suffered so much guilt from dropping my daughter off. I even project that guilt onto my daughter’s teachers, making me think they hate me for daring to send her to school. I’ve often felt that the only societally justifiable jobs to forgo being a STAHM are nurse or teacher, but I try to remind myself that it’s (mostly) all in my head.


Becoming Mother

Some women tear up as they leave their children at daycare for the first time.

I practically skip inside.

Grin from ear to ear.


Last Monday was Henry’s first day of daycare. Another daycare mom saw me taking him inside and asked if it was his first day. After I nodded, she jumped out of her van and gave me the biggest hug and said, “Isn’t it great!”

“YESSS!!!” I yelled.

“With the first one, you’re bawling about it and then the second, you’re just like ‘have fun!'”

She gets it.

It’s true. The first time we started daycare was much more involved and made me a little nervous. We spent about 20 minutes going through the list of critical bits of information that the infant teacher needed to know to feed, change, and soothe our baby to sleep.

She likes to be rocked to sleep while…

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