The Unexpected Travails of a Milk Producer

The Unexpected Travails of a Milk Producer

This post has been sitting around in my head for about a week, waiting till I felt more able to tackle the subject with a little less emotional energy. Coincidentally, a couple of days ago, Steve Dublanica of Waiter Rant…

Confinement and Curveballs

Confinement and Curveballs

Traditionally, the one-month confinement period after giving birth was meant to ward off illnesses and balance the body’s internal hot/cold mechanisms. (Source article here, coincidentally written by a friend of mine…) In my own humble opinion, the real value of…

Parenthood, Week 1

Parenthood, Week 1

As of last Friday, giving birth was the hardest thing I’d ever done. The week that followed then proceeded to put that experience into perspective. The hospital is probably the last place where a new mother will get any rest…

This Is What Heartache Looks Like

This Is What Heartache Looks Like

My five day old daughter finally fell asleep on her phototherapy bed after a good half hour of thrashing about and wailing. It was hard for me to keep from wailing too. She has two days and nights of this…

The One Where My Grandma Tells A War Story

My 88-year-old Popo, my maternal grandma, has a lot of great stories to tell. She doesn’t come up with them on demand, though. You have to ride her train of thought long enough until she lights upon a good one…

Because I’m Feeling Grateful

Because I’m Feeling Grateful

I wanted to write about the experience of receiving constant unsolicited advice during this pregnancy. But I didn’t like how negative I sounded, so instead here is a great list of Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman. (#1, #4…

Pregnancy Hacks: What Worked For Me

Pregnancy Hacks: What Worked For Me

I don’t often discuss being pregnant and its effects on this blog or other social media platforms. I guess I have a slight fear of oversharing, and there’s also a little of that irrational superstition about jinxing things. But right now,…

Europe 2013: My Favourite Eats In Barcelona

Europe 2013: My Favourite Eats In Barcelona

I’ve loved Barcelona ever since James and I first visited in 2010, on our belated honeymoon. Since we especially love the food there, I made sure that our agenda in this city comprised mostly eating. (It was a little sad…