A Story About Princess Leia

A Story About Princess Leia by Elizabeth Ditty Tonight I read my son a story about Princess Leia. I did not cry. (Not really.) My voice made its way around the lump in my throat To tell my son How to be brave despite dismal odds (I’ll never tell him the odds) How to stand … Continue reading A Story About Princess Leia

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[Around Here] Fast February

Some months seem to stick around forever, and then others seem to happen in a snap of the fingers. For some reason, February seems to be moving at light speed. For example, I meant to do this post in the first few days, but here we are, past the midpoint of the month, and I'm … Continue reading [Around Here] Fast February

On Babies and Boobs

So, we're right in the middle of World Breastfeeding Week and right at the beginning of National Breastfeeding Month.  Everything I've seen so far basically feels like it's "International Pretend to Be Supportive But Actually Silently Judge All the Moms Month/Week."  Like we need a specific week or month for that, right? In any case, … Continue reading On Babies and Boobs

On Gem-Hunting

I feel like I'm doing a poor job documenting my constant evolution into parenthood.  My co-parent has written a couple of eloquent and humorous posts about our adventures as parents, and I both love him for it and have to stop myself from becoming actively resentful of the fact that he's doing such a great … Continue reading On Gem-Hunting