Dipping: Archives from 2014

I thought I’d copy and paste my posts from June 2014…It’s still, totally, 100% true::


Baby is here!

She arrived May 21 and changed our lives in a wonderful way.

All the smarmy stuff is true – it’s a new love, poop becomes an acceptable conversation topic, you sleep less… She is an absolute treasure and we are mesmerized and in love.

She makes the most wonderful noises, little whoops and chirps like a tiny bird. We try to respond back, or repeat whatever we had done that triggered the squeak. Sometimes when she first eats in the morning, she latches on and then makes a series of whoops and coos like she’s never enjoyed a meal before. It’s heart-melting!

She’s a little over 2 weeks now, and is spending a little more time awake. Today she poked me in the eye. It was wonderful! She had been staring at my face, and reached towards me, and then whomped my eye instead. I’ve never been more thrilled at a minor assault!



Being a mom is amazing.

There’s something so empowering and serene about knowing that, when this tiny human is crying, you and only you can comfort her. She needs you, she wants you, and you are her alpha and omega.

Squeaky is 5 weeks old now. She responds to my voice – she’ll suddenly get quite and look expectant when she hears me. She’s going through a couple of days where she insists on being held, and will cry and squawk angrily if she is put down in her crib or rockers. She spends more time alert during the day, looking around at different things or even nothing.

Parenthood is also hard – the times when she cries or screams for longer periods of time and cannot be comforted or quieted. When you’re sleep -deprived and feel like a failure that you cannot soothe her or solve her apparently all-consuming problems.

But, we push onwards and watch her get chubbier and grow and learn. And take the small rewards when and where we get them.


Kim Kardashian

I am always baffled when people say Kim Kardashian is an idiot, or ‘famous for being famous’, or a joke, or blahblahblah.

Husband came home from work once, and said “Oh, they all started dissing Kim Kardashian, and I told them you’d be totally on her side.”

Well, yes. Because I think she’s incredibly smart.

She was…. no one….a few, very short, years ago.

Now? Now she is a multi-millionaire, photo-book author, clothing designer, hair care designer, make up designer, media spokesperson, video game owner.

She is MILLIONS now.

So….yes, she started with a sex tape. And now she’s a media mogul. Not only that, but she’s made her entire family multi-millionaires.

Is she a “role model”? Probably not. Is she a “hero” or something? Not really. Did she write something amazing, or deliver a motivational speech, or save all of the things? Nope.

But she’s made the simple act of being who she is….lucrative and amazing and phenomenal.

That’s brilliant. She is an extremely brilliant businesswoman, whether on her own or with her family’s backing. She has taken the simple act of being oneself….into a whole new stratosphere.