Neat!

We spent 45 minutes playing with dry oatmeal the other day. It was a snow day and I figured it was about time I involve her in some sort of baking experience like the children of stay at home moms often get to have (at least according to their Instagrams). The plan was to make […]

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Empathy and Sign Language

I would be lying if I said I never sternly whispered the word “asshole” right into my child’s adorable little face on at least one occasion. In yoga, we talk about “finding your edge” during practice and how it’s always in a different place than when you last met it. Toddlers know exactly where your […]

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Ketchup

Hey blog. It’s been a while. The last time I wrote, I was in the midst of a hormonal roller coaster with my life freshly flipped upside down. I wish I had written more for posterity, if nothing else. If I had kept up with writing, the titles for my posts would have been along […]

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First month of parenthood

I bought this “First 100 days” journal that I’m supposed to write in for the future version of my daughter to read. In a couple of days I’m supposed to tell her about her first month of being alive. I find myself wondering if she’ll get my humor when I say that one of my […]

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Special Delivery 

(I’m told I should write this out before new mom amnesia sets in. It’s long and it’s mostly for posterity. I want future Natalie to remember these details but maybe you’ll enjoy it too.) The birth of my child didn’t exactly go as expected. Which in a way, was totally expected. The entire pregnancy was […]

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40 Weeks of Multitasking

For the last 40 weeks, my body has become an expert at multitasking its normal everyday duties of sustaining life and the added responsibility of creating a tiny human from scratch. People say the last 9 months have flown by but I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever. My concept of time has become broken […]

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Adios Playa Del Carmen! 

Day 2: I overheard a man from Chicago say, “Today is the coldest day since I’ve been here. I came down on December 2nd.” I need to figure out how to have that kind of life.  I saw a woman wearing gloves, scarf and hat riding a bicycle. It was 63 degrees. The “chill” that […]

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Mexico in January was a Good Choice. 

   In November I asked myself what Future Natalie would like. The purchase of cheap flights to Cancun seemed like something that would serve her well. And here we are in Playa Del Carmen, just in time to miss out on a blizzard back home.  Day 1- Maybe it’s just the appreciation for being somewhere […]

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a note to my future self.

Future Natalie is going to be pissed. This blog has had the loose intention of serving as documentation of experiences, thought processes, etc. for future reference. I’m not yet entirely sure why but I figure at the very least, Future Natalie will appreciate looking back on these days when she’s a crotchety 70 year old […]

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