Ginger fruit bowl and fuck your baby advice

Ginger breakfast

SOMETHING MY HUSBAND SAID RECENTLY THAT MAYBE HE SHOULDN’T HAVE:

“I feel great! I got twelve hours of sleep last night!”

The Barnacle, my sweet, sweet boy, is three months old, and already he’s lived through earthquakes and some of the worst wildfires California has ever seen. His new trick is shoving both of his hands in his mouth, and he looks very serious when he is doing this, as if he is Doing Something and Must Concentrate. He is so fat that recently someone guessed he is nine months old. He is a healthy baby!

His mother, on the other hand, is a “bundle of symptoms,” as SJ recently noted.

Here’s the list:

  1. Two aches that went away with pregnancy: shoulder impingement and metatarsalgia, a fancy word for YOUR FOOT FUCKING HURTS WHEN YOU WALK ON IT.
  2. Weeping, blistering eczema on three fingers so bad my skin has cracked in two places.
  3. Some sort of itchy inflammation on one toe so the knuckle is red and swollen.
  4. My BLEEDING HEMORRHOID.
  5. CONSTIPATION SERIOUSLY WTF IS MY SYSTEM EVER GOING BACK TO NORMAL.

And my hair is falling out in clumps.

But the real bitch is I have two — two! — baby-related conditions! To wit:

  1. Dysphoric milk ejection reflex, or D-MER: Right before my milk lets down, I get a horrible, intense feeling of sadness/loathing, I lose my appetite, I get incredibly tired, and I have trouble focusing, which means I have trouble talking. Just as suddenly, it goes away, and my boobs get all full and sore-feeling, meaning that in another few seconds the baby’s going to need to nurse (BIOLOGY IS AMAZING). About a month ago, in the middle of the night, I Googled, “Why am I sad when I breastfeed?” It turns out THIS IS A THING, first identified in 2011, and it’s not postpartum depression. The theory is that some women react more strongly than others to the drop in dopamine that happens simultaneously with the rise in prolactin, the hormone involved with milk production and release. I am one of those unlucky bitches, although I’m fishing around for reasons it could be my fault. Too many uppers in my twenties? Either way, 10 times a day, for 20-30 seconds, I am awash with depression — but then it goes away! Yay!
  2. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis: Otherwise known as “Mommy thumb,” from picking up the baby, who gets heavier and heavier. I have constant pain on the thumb side of both wrists. Icing and ibuprofen help a little, but mostly I live in wrist guards. Sexy!

To distract myself from the pain, I turned to my absolute favorite book ever, What to Expect the First Year, from “America’s Bestselling Parenting Series.” It is full of useful advice for the modern mom! I love it so much! For example, this is an illustration from the subsection “Getting Back into Shape”:

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LET ME JUST DIG OUT A PAIR OF DARK SOCKS, LACE-UP BROGUES, AND BIKER SHORTS, WHEEL MY STROLLER TO A PUBLIC PLACE, AND GET CRACKING ON THIS EXERCISE, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE SELF-ESTEEM.

Recently I perused Chapter 23, “For Mom: Enjoying the First Year,” which has another subsection entitled “What You May Be Wondering About.” These are what the authors feel I may be wondering about: “Exhaustion,” “Not Being in Control,” “Not Feeling Competent,” “Urinary Incontinence,” and “Stretched Vagina.”

This is what I’m actually wondering about:

  1. If I walk away from the baby for 45 seconds to throw the laundry from the washer into the dryer, will he suffocate?
  2. If I leave the baby in the swing for 45 seconds to put steroid cream on my weeping eczema, will he suffocate?
  3. If I take a bath with the baby when no one else is home, will I have a heart attack and drop him in the water, leading to him suffocating?
  4. If I leave the baby in the swing for a minute so he’s not engaging with anyone, will Child Protective Services take him away?
  5. If I pick up the baby when he gets frustrated during tummy time, will I turn him into a namby-pamby?
  6. If I nurse the baby longer than absolutely necessary because I want to sit in one place for five minutes to update our financial spreadsheet, finish a chapter in The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, catch up on emails and text messages, or stare at the wall so I can panic about turning the baby over to daycare, where he will walk his first steps, say his first words, and slowly forget my face, will I ever be able to forgive myself?
  7. What is sex like?

The subsection “Getting Everything Done” starts with this fake question from a fake mom:

Now that I have a baby, I’m falling behind on everything: cleaning, laundry, dishes, literally everything.

FEMINIST QUIZ: WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT SENTENCE?

My once immaculate house is now a mess.

OH GOD NO NOT MY IMMACULATE HOUSE.

It will … help to:

Get hold of yourself.

GET HOLD OF YOURSELF JENNY

Dwelling anxiously on what you have to do makes facing it twice as difficult.

I FIND DWELLING ANXIOUSLY ON WHAT I HAVE TO DO CALMING IN THE WAY I FIND IT CALMING TO OBSESSIVELY CHECK THAT I HAVEN’T LEFT ANY CANDLES BURNING OR THE KETTLE ON WHEN I LEAVE THE HOUSE SINCE I HAVE DONE BOTH

So relax. Take a few deep breaths. Then, instead of trying to do it all at once (which you can’t) …

BUT ON THE NEXT PAGE YOU SAY “GET GOOD AT DOUBLING UP”

[b]anish thoughts of household chores while you’re with [baby] … When you look around later on, the clutter and chaos will still be there

WHAT THE FUCK HAS MY HUSBAND BEEN DOING WHILE I’VE BEEN KEEPING THIS BABY ALIVE

but you’ll be better able to deal with it.

IF I’VE BEEN KEEPING THIS BABY ALIVE AND NO ONE ELSE CAN SEE FIT TO CLEAN THE FUCKING BATHROOM I DOUBT I’LL BE ABLE TO BETTER DEAL WITH IT

Get rest.

Paradoxically, the best way to start getting things done is to start getting more rest.

THAT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE A PARADOX TO ME BUT OK

Give yourself a chance to recuperate fully from childbirth and you will be better able to tackle your new responsibilities.

YOU SEEM TO BE REFERRING TO MY NEW RESPONSIBILITY AS A DOMESTIC SERVANT

Get help.
If you haven’t already arranged for household help — paid or unpaid — and taken steps to streamline housekeeping and cooking chores, now’s the time to do so.

THIS IS SOMEWHAT OF A TALL ORDER FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN ONLY MANAGE TO CHANGE THE MAXI PADS IN HER UNDERWEAR INSTEAD OF THE ACTUAL UNDERWEAR

Also be sure that there is a fair division of labor … between you and your spouse.

SURE AND I’LL JUST GET THAT ERA PASSED WHILE I’M UP ANYBODY NEED ANYTHING FROM THE KITCHEN

Get your priorities straight.
Is it more important to get the vacuuming done while baby’s napping or to put your feet up and relax so you can be refreshed when she awakens? Is it really essential to dust the bookshelves, or would taking the baby out for a walk in the stroller be a better use of your time?

I DON’T LIKE YOUR TONE

Keep in mind that doing too much too soon can rob you of the energy to accomplish anything well, and that while your house will someday be clean again,

NOT UNLESS SOMEBODY CLEANS IT

your baby will never be two days, or two weeks, or two months old again.

WHAT IS THE FUCKING FETISH WITH CONSTANTLY TELLING NEW MOMS THAT THIS INCREDIBLE JOY THEY’RE EXPERIENCING IS GOING TO GO AWAY NEVER TO RETURN I CRY EVERY TIME SOMEONE TELLS ME THIS AND SOMEONE TELLS ME THIS ALMOST EVERY DAY

Get organized.

Lists are a new mother’s best friend.

I LIKE LISTS

First thing every morning, jot down a list of what needs to be done.

THIS ALONE TAKES TWO HANDS DO YOU EVEN HAVE KIDS

Divide your priorities into three categories:

I CAN’T RETURN A TEXT MESSAGE WITH ONE HAND LET ALONE DO SOMETHING THAT HAS TWO PARTS

chores that must be taken care of as soon as possible,

WHY IS THE FUCKING ASSUMPTION THAT CHILD CARE MEANS CLEANING THE FUCKING HOUSE HERE’S ANOTHER IDEA OF LISTS TO MAKE

1. COUNTRIES I WANT TO TRAVEL TO
2. IDEAS FOR A T-SHIRT SILK-SCREENING BUSINESS
3. PEOPLE I’M GOING TO APOLOGIZE TO IF IT WILL BENEFIT ME IN THE LONG RUN

those that can wait until later in the day

ALL OF THEM

those that can be put off until tomorrow, or next week, or indefinitely

ALL OF THEM

Assign approximate times to each activity,

WHEN YOU VISUALIZE A NEW MOM IS IT A WOMAN IN A BATHROBE WITH HER HAIR SLIGHTLY ASKEW SITTING AT A KITCHEN TABLE WITH A STEAMING MUG OF TEA (WHO MADE THE TEA? WHERE WAS THE BABY WHEN THE TEA WAS BEING MADE?) MUSING AT A NOTEPAD WITH A PEN CAP IN HER MOUTH AND JOTTING A LIST OF TASKS CATEGORIZING THEM AND THEN ASSIGNING APPROXIMATE TIMES TO EACH BECAUSE THAT IS NOT HOW MY MORNINGS LOOK

Get simplified.
Take every shortcut you can find.

DONE NO CHORES

Make friends with frozen vegetables,

FUNNY SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE FROZEN VEGETABLES

your local salad bar,

IF YOU MEAN WHOLE FOODS I’M ALREADY A WHITE WOMAN IN HER FORTIES WITH A PUFFY SLEEVELESS MARMOT JACKET IF I WANDER THE AISLES OF WHOLE FOODS WITH A NEWBORN AT NOON IDLY THROWING FOOD IN A SHOPPING CART I’M GOING TO HAVE TO SHOOT MYSELF

the pizza delivery guy.

THAT I CAN GET WITH

Get a jump on tomorrow tonight.
Once you’ve bedded baby down each night and before you collapse onto the sofa for that well-deserved rest, summon up the strength to take care of a few chores so that you’ll have a head start on the next morning.

WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE WHAT HAPPENED TO GET REST

Restock the diaper bag.

NO

Measure out the coffee for the coffee pot.

NO

Sort the laundry.

NO

Lay out the clothes for yourself and the baby.

FUCK YOU

Get good at doubling up.
Become a master of multitasking. Learn to do two things or more at once. Wash the dishes or chop vegetables for the salad wile you’re on the phone. Balance your checkbook or fold the laundry while you catch the news on TV. Check your e-mail or help an older child with homework while breastfeeding. There still won’t be enough hours in the day, but this way you may only crave 36 instead of 48.

HOLD ON I CAN’T SEE BECAUSE OF THIS POPPED BLOOD VESSEL IN MY EYE

Get out.

NO NO YOU. YOU GET OUT. YOU.

Plan an outing every day — even if it’s just a walk around the mall.

BECAUSE THE MALL IS WHERE WOMEN GO. ALSO IF I DO THIS HOW CAN I GREET MY HUSBAND AT THE DOOR EVERY EVENING WITH MANIC EYES, ONE SLIPPER, AND A T-SHIRT SOAKED IN BREAST MILK AND SCREAM “I HAVEN’T LEFT THE HOUSE ALL DAY TAKE THIS FUCKING BABY I HATE YOU”

Get the joke.
If you can laugh, you’re less likely to cry. So keep your sense of humor, even in the face of total disorder and other clutter; it’ll help you keep your sanity, too.

THAT RAGE YOU’RE FEELING AT BEING TIED TO AN ORGANISM THAT IS LITERALLY SUCKING YOU DRY AND STILL SOMEHOW BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR “WASHING DISHES,” “CHOPPING VEGETABLES,” “FOLDING LAUNDRY,” “BALANCING THE CHECKBOOK,” AND “DOING CHILD CARE FOR A SECOND CHILD” (SEE ABOVE) IS THE REAL PROBLEM NOT THE FACT THAT YOU’RE BEING GIVEN CONFLICTING ADVICE FROM TWO WOMEN WRITERS NO LESS ON HOW TO “GET EVERYTHING DONE” WHEN MAYBE THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE PATRIARCHAL SYSTEM THAT ASSUMES THAT “EVERYTHING” TO YOU MEANS CHILD CARE COOKING AND CLEANING AND THAT THIS IS ALL YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND YOU NEED TO ACCOMPLISH “EVERYTHING” TO THE STANDARDS OF AN UNATTAINABLE IDEAL WHERE’S YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR BITCH

Get used to it.

NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER

HERE’S SOME ADVICE: MARRY A MAN LIKE SJ, WHO, WHEN YOU HAND HIM THE BABY IN THE MORNING AND SAY, “CAN YOU TAKE HIM? I’D LIKE TO DO SOME WRITING,” SAYS, “AND WHEN WOULD YOU LIKE BREAKFAST?” AND HE’S NOT JOKING.

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I used to make this ginger fruit bowl for breakfast every morning, although it’s been since before I had the baby. You need:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Fruit of your choice: mixed berries, chopped banana, peaches, and/or pears
  • Handful walnuts
  • 1 tsp. chopped raw ginger
  • Spoonful honey

You need to:

  • Combine and eat. You never knew you liked raw ginger first thing in the morning. But you do. YOU DO.

 

58 Comments Add yours

    1. Thanks, Victoria! 🙂

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  1. annadeanholden says:

    OMG I fucking love you!

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  2. Sharon says:

    This made me smile!! I am way past all of this but being the mom of 6 and foster to several, I can so relate! No advice but much admiration for all new mom’s and not so new ones. It is not an easy journey to embark upon.

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    1. Agreed! And sometimes it helps to let off steam. 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

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  3. Penny says:

    My children are 38 and 40…after 4,5,10 years of wading through an inch of dog hair and cleaning spots to look through the window with a kleenex and spit it just started seeming OK. I took up crocheting (that’s kind of one handed knitting) and scanning cookbooks so I could tell my husband what I was going to make for dinner but didn’t. We didn’t starve, get shut down by health services or spend any time in Room 7 but life most definitely changed, mostly for the good. Like when baby gives you that award winning smile and reaches for your face right before he barfs up 8 ounces of the elixir of life your engorged breasts worked so hard! to produce. I remember it like it was yesterday.

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    1. This is so sweet! Thanks for writing. 🙂

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  4. Mark D says:

    Thanks so much for this – my partner handed it on and it has been and incredibly useful reminder of how she feels when she is looking after our 3 month old (apparently she does genuinely fear the heart attack in the bath thing). It is also absolutely hilarious. I have been reading the bit about the exercise regime on a daily basis to cheer myself up before work

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    1. What a great note. Thanks for writing!

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  5. Sara says:

    I am fucking dying laughing reading this out loud on the street.

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  6. Johnna says:

    This is literally the first blog I’ve read on being a new mother that I thought got it right. If you can possibly manage it, I know, without the hands, please keep writing. Maybe go voice to text.

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    1. What a great note. Thank you. And you’re right: Voice-to-text is key!

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  7. Anna says:

    Truly awesome post, and it’s been thirty years since I received much of the same information! My suggestion for your new parent mental health is a wonderful educationally insightful book by Dave Barry: Babies and Other Haxards of Sex. I don’t remember what self help book we might have been looking for, but that is what we found –and based on his credentials listed at the beginning of the book, we felt amazingly reassured. We read it out loud and laughed till we cried–extended wear diapers are a thing!

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    1. I love Dave Barry! I used to read his column syndicated in Parade magazine every week (an insert in our hometown Sunday paper). What a great idea.

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  8. Christine says:

    This was a joy to read

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  9. Angry privileged momma says:

    You are my fucking hero. I am six weeks postpartum and just started reading the what to expect book and it awakened such angst as I haven’t felt since I was an angry privileged teenager in the suburbs. You have articulated all of the feelings I can’t even be bothered to identify on my own as a new mom.You are like a postpartum feelings doula. Thank you. I’m also feeling bad about the baby in his Bjorn as I one handed type this and ignore him.

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  10. My kids are 13 and 16, but your hilarious post brought everything back so I was living it again — I’m with you — I hated that book! I won’t try to give you advice because I wanted to shoot everyone who gave me unsolicited advice. I’ll only say: You go girl! And do whatever the hell makes you a happy mamma. Everything else will follow 🙂

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  11. Roya B says:

    I had D-MER, too! I just kept wondering why the heck I felt like bawling my eyeballs out each time I fed my little guy (7 months old). (I never had this feeling with my daughter, my firstborn.) It was just this sensation of dread/extreme sadness/hopelessness that seemingly started at the top of my head and “washed” down my body, lasting about 30 seconds to 2 minutes. I didn’t know it had a name until a few months ago, but when I read the description, it was like verbatim how I felt. Around 4 months, I realized I wasn’t experiencing that sensation anymore, so hopefully it lets up for you soon! Thanks for the hilarious read, by-the-way : )

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  12. Gita Grady says:

    Love this!! Get your thyroid checked. Yes hair falls out postpartum, but not usually with constipation. Worth looking into. And good luck!

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  13. skippypixie says:

    I just have to say, I never feel the need to comment on blogs or anything but I am laying here with my 5 month old asleep on my breast and I’m laughing so hard I’m crying and trying not to wake him up and it’s all just so true 😂😂 oh my god. I’m almost afraid to check out anything else you’ve written because I really need him to be asleep right now and I dont want to risk laughing him awake 😂😂

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  14. Melyssa says:

    I dealt with both tenosynovitis and d-mer among a laundry list of other crap after my twins were born- I feel for you 😂

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  15. jennyclaire says:

    I don’t even know you so how are you writing blog posts right at me?

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  16. Scott says:

    This was great! Now get back to work.

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  17. I love your honesty! My kids are older now but I remember!!

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  18. Valentine says:

    Thank you – hilarious. Advice : skip the tshirt screening business – it’s not as fun as it sounds. This coming from this mom of a 2 year old and a 4m old who stayed up after bed time til 3 am to print a ton of shirts that was due the next day, went to sleep exhausted but accomplished, only to deliver shirts to buyer who immediately complained one of the colors was off and now you did all that for free – and have to replace them. Then get back in your can and your two yr old asks you why mommy is crying. It’s hard, there’s a lot of chemicals involved even in the least chemical way – and people are jerks. 😂

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    1. Yikes! OK, no T-shirt business. 😂

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  19. phoenixgirrl says:

    Great post! My babies are now in high school and college, but I have memories of being trapped under barely sleeping kids on the couch and not being able to move. I decided being stuck without a book or TV remote was better than having them wake up again. (Note to past self – why didn’t I stash a book on the couch? Eh, probably a kid would’ve ripped it to shreds.)

    I was really lucky to meet up with a women’s group (NOT a parenting group) when #1 was about 3 months old, all women who had been where I was and could support and listen. If you don’t have something similar online, I highly recommend it. Knowing other people survived babies and dogs was such a relief. Even when my kids didn’t nap for more than 20 min or sleep through the night until over 2.

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  20. Clair says:

    10 days post partum with my second baby and you’ve nailed it. I was crippled by post partum anxiety with the first. Things seem better/different this time around but probably because I’m a tad more self-aware. Can’t stop laughing as I read this at 5a while nursing. And besides sleep, a laugh right now is a big win. The exercise bit is hilarious. And bleeding hemorrhoid. I love it all.

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  21. Stacey says:

    Please, don’t ever stop writing- just laughed until I wept while reading this gem.

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  22. Danielle says:

    Totally relate to this hilarious, feminist mama-rage!

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  23. Courtney says:

    After feeling utter sadness and shame whenever I turned the breast pump I googled it and yes it is a thing! God help us all- if mothers aren’t the toughest creatures in nature then I don’t want to know what is! Thanks for this post✊🏻

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  24. Megan says:

    All true, Jenny. All true.

    I had DeQuervain’s and iced my wrists, took gobs of Aleve, and wore braces for 6 months without much improvement. It didn’t get better until I went to a hand surgeon and got steroid injections in the tendons. Seriously it was magic. Highly recommend.

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  25. Paula says:

    You fucking rock. DeQuervain’s does suck, too, but I’d love to see a thread on funny things to say when people ask you about your wrist braces.

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  26. Brooke Sanders says:

    This is one of the best things I have ever read and I have read a LOT of shit on the Internet since becoming a mom. Excellent.

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  27. Nici says:

    I remember a lot of this from the 80s/90s. As I’m about to become a grandmother, I’ll offer some unsolicited advice re constipation and the bleeding ‘roid – get a new form of iron supplement. You’re not absorbing the iron in whatever you’re taking. It’s causing the constipation and the bleeding. That’s all making you more anaemic and tired. I stopped taking iron tablets after having twins for the same reason. But the long-term consequences of anaemia ON YOUR BODY are not good. You stay tired and get sick often because your body is making healthy red blood cells. Also, fuck the housework.

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    1. Nici says:

      *not making healthy red blood cells.

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  28. Jsherningw says:

    Just remember, a tidy house is the sign of a boring mind. Fuck the housework, keep writing.

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  29. Alma says:

    Painfully true and funny (I also have a 3 months old baby). I love your blog

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  30. Kady says:

    Yes, 100% yes. Thank you for the recipe, too.

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  31. My baby’s 36 and other than not having had a husband to contend with I remember those days of which you so eloquently write like they were yesterday. Yes, yep, uh huh, exactly, oh fuck yes!

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  32. I love this post so much, your man is a total keeper. I’m consistently embarrassed by how idle and useless my partner is domestically. I failed.

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  33. OMG I love this. Thank you for keeping it real. I’m typing this one-handed while baby girl sleeps on my shoulder, held by my other hand. I stopped even putting my hair in a ponytail and put it in a bun so no one can tell I haven’t combed it since birth. This 41-year old new mom is totally subscribing.

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  34. Tracy Moeller says:

    I just laughed so hard I cried, and I have not done that in a long time! So much truth! I too was “gifted” with D-MER (30 secs of OMG the world is a black, black, black hole) and de quervain’s (every day I’m waiting for that one shooting pain that will trump my desire to not drop my baby). My baby is 4 months, and big for his age as well. Honestly I don’t even remember him being a 7lb 7oz newborn. The first three weeks of his life, I was suffering from incredibly painful constipation plus a 3rd perineal tear recovery, and what a lovely combo that was! What finally seemed to have worked for the constipation, but possibly may have been just a coincidence, was eating a lot of watermelon and Noosa yogurt. Drinking MiraLax every night and taking Colace did nothing for me.

    You are awesome! Thank you for the laughs!

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  35. Wow, that brings back memories! My daughter is 20 now, and I was single for almost all of it. Yes, screw the housework, it will still be there when you have time to get to it (in 5 years). Other than that, take a deep breath, babies are easier to take care of than eggs (in 4H, we had to take care of egg “babies” for a week 😛 ), and on your hands try aloe, then when it dries, coconut oil and cotton gloves (or not) when you go to sleep. Good luck. And the recipe sounds delicious 🙂

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  36. My baby is 13. And there was only one. And I am fucking laughing out loud and crying because it is ALL TRUE> OMG too true! PS I wrote and emailed and breast fed I admit it. But I didn’t start my wine blog until he was weaned…

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  37. Heads up! On some mobile devices this cuts off the last word of the title, resulting in a very unfortunate headline! But the piece is awesome.

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  38. Ally says:

    This is so my life right now, I have a two month old and your list of things that you are concerned about are 100% the same as mine.

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  39. Marmot says:

    OMG this is amazing. And I’m a single mom of three so feel this twice as hard. (Three times? Six times? Does “this” increase linearly or exponentially?) I am SUPER excited that you found the precise medical term for D-MER because I have breastfed three babies through it and never knew what it was called. Really puts things in perspective, to feel sudden utter despair several times a day, like clockwork, but for it to disappear after only a minute or so each time. Like, “DAMN, neurochemistry! You’re a trip!”

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  40. Jennifer says:

    Well, you were spot-on about absolutely everything else, so I figured you must be right about the ginger, and you were. You were SO RIGHT.

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  41. Kathleen says:

    I’m 46 and have five month old twins and your blog is giving me LIFE.

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    1. Five-month-old twins at 46!! You go!!! ❤

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