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I always feel acutely ignorant when I begin to talk about racial prejudice, diversity or discrimination. I grew up in a blindingly white hometown. In elementary school, my best friend was Indian – but she was part of one of two Indian families in town – both there because a parent was on the university…

Adventures in Shopping (Mommy Monday)

Part 1: The Toddler and the Shopping Trips I remember when Minnow was tiny and I felt awful dragging her along on errands. It didn’t seem fair to her and it was just *so much work.* I had to pull her carseat out of the car, set it on the cart (ignoring the warnings), bring…

ScienceGrandma is in Mystery City for a visit this week, so we’ve got three generations of strong, scientifically-inclined women enjoying some time together. ScienceGrandma is a retired science professor, so it’s interesting to hear her commentary on my day-to-day. Some things have changed since she started teaching (overt discrimination) and others haven’t. Minnow is already…

Minnow is really fun these days. She loves to “help” me unload the dishwasher, fold the laundry, carry things, and close doors. She is also starting to really enjoy reading books. She’s not just cuddling with me while I read, and she’s not just trying to eat them anymore. She’s starting to point at pictures…

Minnow and I are really good at the breast-feeding thing. It makes her happy and gives her nutrition. It makes me happy and gives me cuddle time. We like breast-feeding and don’t intend to wean anytime soon. BUT… Minnow has now transitioned to the toddler room at daycare. And in the toddler room at daycare,…

Liveblogging the Super Bowl

The pregame show: Minnow decides to forgo her usual 2-3 hours of naptime in favor of 2 <30-minute power naps. Bets are taken as to what time Minnow will crash (i.e, irretrievably collapse into a sobbing heap). 10 minutes before kick-off: We’re racing to finish dinner because the crash seems imminent. Kickoff: Minnow is making…

Happy Birthday, Minnow (Mommy Monday)

On Saturday, my dearest Minnow turned one. It’s hard to believe that it was already a year ago that she was born after an mostly uneventful pregnancy and a natural, and manageable, labor and delivery. She was so tiny, and so fragile, and it seemed like all I could do was hold her and watch…

Mommy Monday: Daycare Transition

Since arriving in Mystery City, Minnow has been in a daycare room with 7 other infants. As each child has past their first birthday, they have been “transitioned” into a toddler room. Now, Minnow at 11.5 months, is approaching her own transition point, scheduled for early February. Minnow’s mommy is feeling a bit of trepidation…

Mommy Monday: Baby Steps

There. Now I’ve contributed to the clogging of the internet with another pointless youtube video. Don’t I feel special. But I thought that readers of this blog might enjoy seeing Minnow’s newfound ability to walk. She was starting to take tentative steps in mid-December, but the fluid in her ears really set her back for…

Mommy Monday: On Holiday

Mommy Monday is on holiday until January 7th. Note that this is very different than Mommy being on vacation until January 7th. I don’t think that Mommies actually get vacations. We will however be taking about 10 days to visit our parents. Other posting will continue pretty much as usual at least until we leave…