Saturday, December 16, 2006

BABBLE

At first I was a little hesitant, I mean reading about a new online magazine for "hip, urban parents" in the Times Style Section can turn you off, even though you used to be an urban parent before succumbing (happily I might add) to suburbia. However, upon further reading it did seem like something I might be interested in and at least it seemed different. Intelligent parents with a witty take on childrearing and the hope that maybe it would be less irritating than the really earnest websites with moms from Indiana who never have anything negative to say about the very difficult work of being a parent.

I was right...and wrong. The whole marketing to the cooler-than-you Soho family is a tad annoying but in general BABBLE has articles written by real parents who I could actually be friends with. They don't just discuss the beautiful moments, but instead talk about the embarrassments, the feelings of inadequacy, the physical pain of being a new parent...all with humor and warmth and the real feeling that these people love their children, but they are not blind to the fact that it's damn hard to do this without everyday bringing a new disaster along with moments of complete joy.

So for all you parents and soon to be parents or even people who think they might one day be parents, I urge you to read BABBLE and belly laugh like I did over the honesty of the writers and the absolute hysterics of having a baby.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Chachachachanges....


I can't believe it's been over 5 months since my last post but as most of you know, it's been quite busy. We've finally relocated from the icky LA to the glorious East Coast...Connecticut to be exact. It's not New York City but it's close enough, and who am I kidding thinking I'd survive one winter having to lug around a baby in the NYC snow, sleet and god knows what else. As it stands now I can pop into the city on a regular basis (and have, 3 times in one month) but also have the space and clean air Rory really needs. I also have a bedroom that is almost double the size of my entire first apartment, so bite me you city snobs.

Let's see, what else has happened? Rory is now crawling and standing and well on her way to walking on her own. She is practically running when we help her and is desperate to be independent of us so I'm fully expecting to turn around one day and see her sprinting towards me.

I've also become the proud aunt of Sean Patrick. Congrats to Ellie and Pat for bringing such a beautiful boy into the world.

There's been so much going on since I've had to make up for 2 and a half years of social isolation. I will try to post each day but as all new moms know, it's tough to get the free time.

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays!!!