Should I have a third child?

The other night, I was reading this depressing article which basically compared a woman to an autumnal gourd.  “There’s no one age where a woman turns into a pumpkin,” the fertility doctor says in the piece. And then goes on to explain there are slight declines in fertility after the age of 35, followed by…

The pillow conundrum

I’m currently washing pillows. Because I had a thought, “How long has it been since I washed our pillows?” And I didn’t know the answer. So I asked Nat. “Um, I don’t know. Have we ever washed them?” he asked. I’m sure we’ve washed them sometime in the last 10 years we’ve been together (actually,…

Parenting Pick: Olive Kids Nap Mat, $40

I’m going on what: My fourth year navigating daycare? Who knows any more. It’s all a blur of unidentified viruses and harried mornings of trying to find the correct lid to various sippie cups. Anyway, it’s been years of packing up a clean sheet, blanket and pillow every Monday for nap time. (Did you know,…

A morning mothering mantra

I read this article the other day about attachment parenting (if there’s one thing I like to do, it’s read articles about how my current actions are going to fuck up my kids later in life). This article was long (and kind of boring, tbh) but it made me reflect on my own mothering. Here…