Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nice Package, Luvmybox

I received a package the other day and couldn’t remember what I’d ordered – not an unusual occurrence around here.  I figured it was some sort of toy for my daughter.  It turned out to be toys (wink, wink) for Mommy!  (Battery included.)

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Back Off, Stay-at-Home Dads

Sometimes when I see stay-at-home dads being all competent and relaxed, hoisting their toddlers one-handed while making realistic elephant sounds, I feel a little threatened. Outwardly, I’m supportive and feminist.   Inside, I’m more like Kit De Luca in Pretty Woman when she confronted that hooker for encroaching on her Hollywood Boulevard turf: “Yo, the moms […]

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Balloothenasia

My friend Jen, clever mother of two, sent me helium balloons on my birthday because she knew how much Viv would enjoy playing with them. I don’t know what kind of crazy advances they’ve made in Mylar lately but this one hung on for five weeks, floating around at knee level. Tonight, after Viv went […]

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The Birds, The Bees & The Test Tube

We’re deep into the IVF process now, and this past weekend, doctors harvested my eggs.  They didn’t even buy me dinner first. Dave and I conceived our first child naturally, in a cartoonishly ideal way: on vacation in Waikiki, waves crashing outside our balcony, the scent of fresh plumeria and gardenias wafting through the air.  […]

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REALLY!?! with Amy: IVF Edition

One of my favorite Saturday Night Live bits ever was Seth Myers and Amy Poehler doing “REALLY!?!” during Weekend Update. I’ve found myself channeling them a lot this week.   I mean, the fertility doctors we’re paying to get me pregnant have like 30 years of medical school between them but somehow I’m in charge of […]

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