I was almost three months pregnant when we moved to Sacramento from San Francisco. Besides my husband’s family, we didn’t really know anyone. All our friends still lived in the Bay Area. Even though we weren’t going far, I’d never lived outside a major city and it felt like we were striking out on our … More Does It Take a Village and Where Can I Get One?
Don’t put your fingers in your cereal. Why? Because you’re getting milk everywhere. Why? Because that’s what happens when you splash milk with your fingers. Why? Physics. Be careful, the ground is wet and slippery here. Why? Because it rained so the soil is all wet. You could slip and fall. Why? Because you’re a … More Why : An Existential Toddler Poem
My daughter proudly shows us her round little tummy and slaps at it with glee. We answer with applause and a chorus of “look at that big belly!” She beams and then wants to pat my tummy, too. I let her, of course, but I’m always a little uneasy about exposing my midsection. I know … More Big Belly
On Valentine’s Day this year, I didn’t really see my husband. I left him to enjoy the day with our toddler while I played “Say Yes to the Dress” with a girlfriend who’s getting hitched this summer. It was an awesome day. No kid, no husband. I had a glass of wine with my delicious … More The Best Valentine’s Gift
Hi. My name is Deanna and I like to do lots of things. I read, cook, walk dogs, write stories, drink with friends and raise a toddler. It’s true that I am a yogi. It’s equally true that I’m a mother. I also work. In a new era of motherhood and greater rights for women … More I am lots of things, you probably are too