Our iMac and MacbookPro are approximately six years old. Which means so is my Adobe CS 5 software. Considering all of these have been running like a 1812 Steam Engine and that my need for mobile use of the Creative Suite increases daily, it’s clear it’s time to upgrade. Last week, I went to the mall to compare the MacBook Pro with the Microsoft… Read More Resistance is Futile
The Swedish Hospital Multiples class I occasionally speak to is a 3 hour, Wednesday night, five-week series. The parents are often tired, hungry or freaked, depending on how bad work sucked that day and the night’s topic. The panel is meant to offer real-life insight into what new parents can expect, but I always leave wondering if we’ve scared the hell out… Read More The Blanks to Be Filled
You guys, I feel so weird right now. My priorities might be just a bit screwed up because the first thing I worried about when walking into the free weight room tonight was how loud my ringer was, because if by crazy chance someone called me at 9 o’clock at night, the entire gym would… Read More Steel Labyrinth
So. They got sick. It wasn’t such a big deal, just sniffles, a little cough and we were allllmost recovered by Sunday when BAM! Emma’s Reactive Airway issue kicked in as soon as I picked up Sarah and Ashley from preschool on Monday. She ate six Cheetos, told me her stomach felt silly, and then barfed all over the kitchen floor. Tuesday afternoon… Read More I’d Open the Windows but That’d Let in DEATH. And Rain.
For a little over a year, I’ve had the privilege of being a speaker at Swedish Hospital’s Childbirth Preparation for Multiples. This is the same class we attended four years ago. It remains near and dear to our hearts, because it was the second most helpful thing* we had to cope with the OH MY GOD, WE’RE HAVING TRIPLETS, WHAT… Read More Beyond the Looking Glass
Just as Seattle’s autumn deluge eliminates all hope of outdoor options, I’ve begun to discover lulls in our days. Large gaps of time when I am not battling each second of the day for a balance between chores and meals and pee and appointments, when we actually have space to fill with things to build… Read More Two Years, Seven Months
A single American flag in the middle of a flat green field just fluttered past my window. I’m half-laying in the back seat under sunshine and a yawning open sky. A thousand fluffy clouds are drifting overhead and it feels very much like the roof has been lifted off my house. I’m with friends on… Read More Sea of Possibility
Today we began potty training. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a disaster, but I’m laying here on the couch not at all sure that we’ll make it through day 2 because I MAY NEVER WALK AGAIN. Sarah’s scorecard reads approximately 17 accidents : 1 success, but the biggest win involved Travis… Read More Potty Training and Other Vicious Lies
Multiple Pregnancy Preparation Checklist: Get a High-Risk Pregnancy doctor* Sign up for an Expecting Multiples class. Like, NOW** Read this book Read that book Join a multiples club Eat. Eat healthy. Eat often. Eat All. Day. Long. Eat some more Gain 35 pounds by week 20 Get Gestational Diabetes by week 24 Go to stupid… Read More Mother, Find Thyself a Club
Ashley, Sarah & Emma started sleeping through the night sometime during summer 2011. I think. I’d like to be more specific and say they were 5 months? 6 months? 9 months? But honestly, I can’t remember, and I’m sitting here annoyed as hell because this? This is one of one of the thousand details I… Read More Dear Brain: SHUT. UP.