When to Disclose, When to Smile and Nod

The backstory

When Little Green was just four months old, I left my full-time job to be a stay at home/freelancing mom.

It seemed like the right thing to do at the time – I was pumping at work (in a “library” room without a door) and she wasn’t really taking well to the bottle, my husband was her full-time caregiver and wasn’t happy and also couldn’t get his own work done, and I was just really wanting to be home with my baby.

Then she started missing milestones, got a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, and changed my entire path.

But you know this, probably, by reading my blog. It’s the story I tell often.

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An Interview with Little Green – January 2017

This is going around Facebook but I wanted to post it here to give some insight into Little Green.

(Plus, I’m cheating a little. I wanted to post something after fucking posting nothing for too long. I’ll be back on track soon.)

WITHOUT prompting, ask your child these questions and write EXACTLY what they say about you…

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The Two-Pound Creep

 

Weight loss and body image – touchy subjects, right? An essay about these two topics has been brewing in my head for a while now and I need to let it out. If you find talking about such things to be boring or not interesting or self indulgent or whatfuckingever, there are other posts on my blog you might like better – or maybe you just need to go read some Obiden memes and be done with it.

I have struggled with weight loss and body image more than I ever expected to, and I want to talk to you about it. (I also want to be honest – I’m not 100% in love with how this post came out, but I’m always the worst critic of my own words and…I really need to get back to regular posts here, so you’re getting it. I may edit or tweak it in the future. And away we go!)

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