Category: Maternity leave

The DVD that keeps on giving

They should put huge stickers on the Baby Einstein DVDs that say: “Parents! Do you need 20 minutes to yourself? Need to get something done without a baby in your arms? BUY THIS!” God bless the good people at Baby Einstein. I don’t care… Continue Reading “The DVD that keeps on giving”

Little Miss Chatterbox

You know how baby monitors sometimes pick up phone conversations on nearby cordless phones? Maybe they even pick up cell phone calls. That would be very cool. My old cordless phone did that, and I once excitedly listened in on a neighbour’s BORING-ASS conversation… Continue Reading “Little Miss Chatterbox”

How moms meet other moms at the movies …

OTHER MOM: Oh, what a sweet little boy! ME: Thanks! Your daughter’s beautiful. How old is she? OTHER MOM: Six months. How old is your son? ME: Ten weeks. OTHER MOM: Whaaaaaaaaat? He’s so big! ME: Yup, he’s a big guy. OTHER MOM: How… Continue Reading “How moms meet other moms at the movies …”

She’s makin’ a list, she’s checkin’ it twice

In my former life — a.k.a. Before Baby, a.k.a. When I Had A Job — I used to be obsessed with to-do lists. I had a running list on my BlackBerry of “personal” to-dos (errands, etc.) and a series of very elaborate “professional” lists… Continue Reading “She’s makin’ a list, she’s checkin’ it twice”

On productivity and maternity leave

Saturday, June 5, 2010 39 weeks, 6 days pregnant TWO DAYS TO GO! Still here, still pregnant. Moving right along … Since being off on maternity leave, I’ve been adjusting to the lack of PURPOSE in my life. It’s not like I love my… Continue Reading “On productivity and maternity leave”