Author: Elizabeth

The Truth About Postpartum Depression

"Depression  Please Cut to the Chase." Darcyadelaide, http://flic.kr/p/dAqXgQ

People assume they know what it’s like to be depressed. Like sad, for sadder and longer. Not even close. And especially not close to postpartum depression. Depression isn’t pretty. It’s not the sad, slumpy girl in the corner from Reviving…

Saying Yes

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It starts, every morning, with jumping on the bed. We have a queen sidecarred to single mattress and boxspring on the floor to maximize cosleeping, and for small boys, this makes an irresistible trampoline. They can’t hurt the mattress. They…

Nana to the Rescue

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Nana came to visit last week. She brings loads of presents we’d never buy, cruises thrift shops with me, and doesn’t complain even when the German Shepherd decides to sleep on top of her. That’s Nana. She bogarts my hair…

On the Funeral of Walter Scott

AFP Photo, Jim Watson

Every mother experiences that startling moment: the rush of wonder, the bone-deep love when she looks her baby in the face for the first time. It comes, most often, after a long labor, then a sharp catch and drop and…

Hip Baby Review

All tuckered out.

Rainbows are in. Hip Baby Wraps are no exception to the rainbow trend, so when owner Jeannie asked what colorway I wanted her to send, you know what I asked for. It’s not your typical Lisa Frank bright wrap; Rainbow’s…

Parenting Sins We All Commit

photo by april (rottnapples) via flickr

There’s pressure to be a perfect parent. We have to pack the perfect bento box, plan the perfect fundraiser, pin perfect boards full of links about sensory play and birthday parties. `Dirt and doubt are not allowed; A’s are expected,…