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Back Off, Stay-at-Home Dads

Back Off, Stay-at-Home Dads

Sometimes when I see stay-at-home dads being all competent and relaxed, hoisting their toddlers one-handed while making realistic elephant sounds, I feel a little threatened. Outwardly, I’m supportive and feminist.   Inside, I’m more like Kit De Luca in Pretty Woman...
Balloothenasia

Balloothenasia

My friend Jen, clever mother of two, sent me helium balloons on my birthday because she knew how much Viv would enjoy playing with them. I don’t know what kind of crazy advances they’ve made in Mylar lately but this one hung on for five weeks, floating...
The Birds, The Bees & The Test Tube

The Birds, The Bees & The Test Tube

We’re deep into the IVF process now, and this past weekend, doctors harvested my eggs.  They didn’t even buy me dinner first. Dave and I conceived our first child naturally, in a cartoonishly ideal way: on vacation in Waikiki, waves crashing outside our balcony, the...
REALLY!?! with Amy: IVF Edition

REALLY!?! with Amy: IVF Edition

One of my favorite Saturday Night Live bits ever was Seth Myers and Amy Poehler doing “REALLY!?!” during Weekend Update. I’ve found myself channeling them a lot this week.   I mean, the fertility doctors we’re paying to get me pregnant have...

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