Preschool Graduation Address

Congratulations! You’ve made it. There were tears at the beginning. You were uncertain. You didn’t know if this would work, if this was right for you. You knew you’d much rather be home on that sweet September morning. You tried…

Herringbone Splendor Review

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Forget unicorn hair. In the wrap world, tencel’s the new fiber on the block. A sub-category of rayon, with the technical name lyocell, tencel is made of organic fiber (usually wood chips, in this case, eucalyptus) passed through a long…

Looking at Baltimore

John Brucato, B-More Graffiti http://flic.kr/p/4RmYGM

The protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death have exposed, again, the roil of racial tension America prefers to ignore. Pundits argue about rioters and protestors, thugs and n*ggers. We fixate on a black woman hitting her son to…

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…