Here’s to the ladies who pump

A piece in The New York Times about the premier of Amber Tamblyn's directorial debut included this quote from new mom Tamblyn, "I'm going to sneak out in the middle of the movie tonight to go pump." As I read that I nodded in solidarity. Years after retiring my own breast pump I still feel a … Continue reading Here’s to the ladies who pump

Hak4Kidz: 4 Reasons to take your kid to a hacking conference

Hak4Kidz NFP is a hacking convention for children and young adults. The Chicago Hak4Kidz 2017 event is on June 3rd and registration is open now. I'll be attending with my son, and we are both very excited to go. But, wait! you may say. I've seen movies! I've seen stock photos of guys in hoodies! … Continue reading Hak4Kidz: 4 Reasons to take your kid to a hacking conference

Listen to Your Mother Show is ending but not going away

Ann Imig starting "giving motherhood a microphone" with the first Listen to Your Mother Show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010. Since then the show has been performed in 54 cities. Despite the name, the people who read personal stories at Listen to Your Mother shows are not necessarily mothers, but all the stories reflect on mothers … Continue reading Listen to Your Mother Show is ending but not going away

Everyone else in my house has been sick

It started with my boy. Nothing too disgusting. A high fever and achiness. When his fever remained high even while taking medication we consulted the pediatrician. The doctor said my son just needed to let the fever run its course. He also warned that this thing my boy had was going around and was highly contagious. … Continue reading Everyone else in my house has been sick

The Christmas tradition I’m giving up this year

For the past two years I have adorned the doorway to our living room with 24 red and green envelopes. Inside each envelope was a slip of paper. Most listed a surprise activity: make cookies, visit Santa, make ornaments, decorate the Christmas tree, read a holiday story. A couple were just jokes (strategically placed on … Continue reading The Christmas tradition I’m giving up this year