A night w/ Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, co-authors of ‘Darling, You Can’t Do Both & Other Noise To Ignore on The Way Up.’
People will want to touch your stomach. Maybe they want to feel the fetus reaching back through your skin, Aliens-style. Maybe they want to confirm there’s a baby in there and not just a pile of cheeseburgers. If you want to be left alone, create a forcefield of farts around you.
We unfairly shame people who don’t do it as “selfish,” and yet those who do are told to cover up and keep it out of sight in public. It’s a frustrating paradox.
Many women simply believe that they will never be able to get their figures back after giving birth, which doesn’t have to be the case.
I don’t want to hear some drunk executive yelling abuse at his new trophy wife across the table, but in a similar vein, I don’t want to hear a grade three student complaining they don’t want to eat calamari.
1. New moms use feet like they’re hands. I’ve become quite good at picking things up with my feet. If Baby Boo is having a day where he only wants to be held by me, and will only fall asleep on me, then I find myself constantly grabbing things with my feet and toes. iPhone, blankie,… Read More »