motherhood

To Pump & Dump, or Not to Pump & Dump

To Pump & Dump, or Not to Pump & Dump

Here in the U.S., we like our expectant mothers and our actual mothers sober. So much so that after 9 months of stone cold sobriety, you are expected to keep your hands off the hooch for as long as you might be breastfeeding, too. There is even a name for the process whereby breastfeeding mothers […]

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Drink Pairings for Your Kid’s Homework Routine

Drink Pairings for Your Kid’s Homework Routine

When we graduate from high school and then higher education, we’re fooled into believing that we’re done with the various types of homework that plagued our existence and ruined our social lives. We are innocently under the impression that we have left behind all forms of assignments that could bury us in endless hours of […]

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5 Things to Do If You Can’t Get a Sitter on New Year’s Eve

5 Things to Do If You Can’t Get a Sitter on New Year’s Eve

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m not even talking about Christmahanukwanzaa, with its compulsory family time and gift-related anxiety. It’s almost New Year’s Eve! New Year’s Eve is a night to set off fireworks and sparklers and to guzzle Champagne until you start seeing stars everywhere, even with your eyes closed.

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Santa Wants Booze, Not Milk and Cookies

Santa Wants Booze, Not Milk and Cookies

In less than one week, the jolly old fellow with the white beard will be traversing the globe, hand delivering toys to all the good little girls and boys. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a full- time working mom or a part-time working mom, I think we can all agree that this guy has quite […]

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Alcohol and Teething: An Oral History

Alcohol and Teething: An Oral History

Most new parents probably hear the same advice when their babies start teething. “Rub a little whiskey on her gums,” friends and family say with a wink. “You’ll both sleep better.” I took it as a joke (and it was probably meant that way), but offering liquor to fussy or teething babies has a more […]

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