So you have kids but you don't want to relinquish your white-knuckled grip on normalcy and fun. Firstly, congrats on your crotch fruits! Secondly, good fuckin' luck. When I only had one kid, it was pretty easy to tuck her into a carseat and cart her around wherever I went. My friends and I were … Continue reading How to Keep Motherhood from Destroying Your Social Life
I love reading. I would be perfectly happy if I made my living sitting in a comfy chair reading a book, eating twizzlers, gummy bears, gummy worms (really anything in the gummy varietal), sipping coffee or tea (getting fat, obviously) all day long. When I was a kid they had RAD days at school. That … Continue reading Guest Spot: Jennifer Muses on Blogging
A year ago, I was on the cusp. My life was a flurry of packing tape, U-Haul contracts, and 'downsizing,' since I was flying my self-made Tuscaloosa nest. I had just accepted a job offer as a copywriter for a bank, I was looking for places to live in the 'greater Boston area' just like … Continue reading Yes, I’m Moving. No, It’s Not Because of the Snow.
No, no, it's okay, I'm not going to tell you about it. Not any more than to say sometimes epidurals don't take and it's perfectly normal to temporarily resent your newborn for the first 12 hours of its life as you attempt to process the extreme, life-changing pain you just experienced. ... I hope. This is … Continue reading Grace & Jess In the Wild: Grace Gives Birth
You’re pregnant. It’s real now, you’ve accepted it, you can feel the fruit of your loins flipping around in your belly like a happy little goldfish. You’ve been doing everything the doctor’s told you: prenatal vitamins, stretches, light exercise, more veggies. You’re basically a kickass mom already, and the baby isn’t even here yet. So … Continue reading How to Nest When You Can’t Nest
Buckle up, friends, this is gonna be a gross one, because we’re going to talk about bodies. More specifically – pregnant bodies. The first time I got knocked up I was twenty years old, halfway through college, and terrified out of my mind. I had a zillion questions about the now-and-laters of pregnancy, none of … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Pregnancy from Vanity’s Perspective
Seriously. I can’t. To be fair, I haven’t really tried, nor did I have any real motivation to curb our satisfying but irregular sex life. In some instances, I can hardly even be blamed; when you watch the guy you have a huge crush on playing with the gorgeous child he helped make, you sort … Continue reading I Just Can’t Stop Having Sex