When (Will) Science and Sheer Will (Please) Collide (?).

Did you know that the brain actually retains more information while you are drinking wine? Neither did I, but this is something I desperately wish someone could either prove, or just make true. I say this because in some bizarre-o moment of straight crazy, I decided to pursue more school. Obviously parenting two small loonies … Continue reading When (Will) Science and Sheer Will (Please) Collide (?).

Next time you’re picking up toothpaste and a bar of soap, think of the story you could tell.

Sometimes I have a contest with myself about just how unsexy I can get my CVS shopping cart to look. This week was pretty good: Toothpaste, Lysol air freshener, (heavily discounted, already super cheap) shampoo & conditioner, a double-pack of Arm & Hammer deodorant and... Miralax. Believe it or not, I still felt compelled to … Continue reading Next time you’re picking up toothpaste and a bar of soap, think of the story you could tell.

If You Cause Perineal Trauma, Your First Word Better Be “Mama.”

I carried Luke for nine, long months, some of which were among the worst in my life. After 18 arduous hours of labor and another 3 hours of pushing, I delivered him via VBAC. For those of you not in the labor-and-delivery-know, this stands for "vaginal birth after cesarean," and it's a bit controversial in … Continue reading If You Cause Perineal Trauma, Your First Word Better Be “Mama.”