The Adventures of a New Mom

New Mom. New City. Life-Changing Experiences.

A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self

Dear 20-year-old self, As I enter the final year of my 20s, I find myself thinking about the decade that just went by. It is a decade marked with milestones … Continue reading

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What I Want to Say to Mothers Who Breastfeed in Public

I’ve done it in some unusual locations—the backseat of my car, public restrooms, even a department store fitting room. I’m not proud of it, of course. But, at the time, … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

When Grief Crosses Seven Seas

I woke up this morning to the words “rape” and “six year-old” being used in the same sentence. It was an unbridled assault to my senses that has left me … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

When I’m not digging in a nearby sandbox, chasing my son through the park, or experimenting in the kitchen, you’ll find me busily typing away in a feeble attempt to … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

In A Moment of Weakness

We all have that moment of weakness. When bedtime rolls around, I slowly survey my surroundings. I have nothing to show for the last 15 hours. I have no visible … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

From a Boy to his Baba

This poem was first published on the blog last winter. With Father’s Day this weekend, I think it serves as a gentle reminder for both children and their fathers to enjoy and … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Babe in the City

I am what they call a ‘go-getter’ — the kind of Type-A girl who has a timeline in her head of what her life will look like in the next … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 2 Comments
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