Category Archives: health

Letters to Jack: Month 2

Jackers Crackers (your first nickname!), This has been an exciting month, and by exciting I mean kind of awful. It started with you not sleeping at all during the day. Then it became crying when you were awake. Then it turned into screaming uncontrollably when you … Continue reading

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Post-Baby Bucket List

This post should probably be renamed “Post-Baby Bucket Items” because I really only had two. 1) Get back to my original weight. If you recall, I was an overachiever and gained nearly 55 pounds. When people tell me how happy … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Just Need Our Mommies

It seems as if 2012 has been the Year of the Sick, at least for Charlie and I. We’re getting hit back to back, much to my husband’s chagrin (I’m a huge, whiney baby when I’m not feeling well). This … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 20

 Charlie, Charlie, Charlie…. Being a toddler pretty much sucks, doesn’t it? And you make sure we know it. You’ve definitely entered the opinionated phase. I’m chuckling a bit because the argument could be made that you’ve been stubborn from birth (See: … Continue reading

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Taking a Parenting Break

The clock read 5:03 a.m. when I heard Charlie wake up this morning. I felt a flash of rage when I remembered it was Monday. Are you kidding me, universe? The mental and physical exhaustion from the weekend re-settled. I felt … Continue reading

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Face-Off: My Jessner Peel Adventure

There aren’t many pictures of me from this past holiday season. You wouldn’t have wanted to see them, anyway. Why? I made my face fall off. After last summer, I began noticing some particularly dark spots on my face, most noticeably under … Continue reading

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Sweden: Getting There

I’ve been asked several times how our trip to Sweden went. My answer: Layered. It definitely wasn’t like our 2006 honeymoon in Maui – just the two of us, massages on the beach, drinks with umbrellas. Nor was it like … Continue reading

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