Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Breeders: The Hunger Games Might Not Be the Best Date for New Parents


I was more surprised than anyone that I actually didn't hate the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. I'm a pretty harsh movie critic, especially when it comes to movies based on beloved books

The only problem is that I'm a new parent and it is a movie about kids getting slaughtered. Read about my emotionally exhausting movie watching over on the Patch.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Your Friday Awesome: Circle of Six


There is a lot of talk about how technology can be dangerous for (especially young) women - sexting, check-in apps, etc. But technology can also be really useful. Circle of 6 does what a lot of people do already - use your friends to get out of sticky situations.

With two taps (and the tap to get to the app) you can let your friends know where you are if you need a ride or get separated, have a welcome interruption, or help advise you out of an unhealthy situation.

People, myself included, have being doing this with our friends for years, but now you don't need to excuse yourself to go to the bathroom to call or text a buddy. The app does it for you based on a predetermined circle of trusted friends, which is pretty awesome.

The only thing that Circle of 6 doesn't do is my #1 rule of dating: Make sure someone knows where you are and who you are with before you go on the date.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Breeders: Postpartum is a Bitch


Luckily I live in a time and place where postpartum care and support is available from people who (mostly) know that breastfeeding is hard and depression may be looming. However, none of the books or medical professionals seem to pay attention to or prepare you for one minor detail - creating, carrying around and delivering another human kind of fucks with your body.

Okay not kind of...it really does. And no I'm not just talking about the extra weight you gained to sustain that human, but all the other stuff. The ligaments, muscles and joints that are affected. Maybe 22 year-olds don't have this problem. But let me tell you 32 year-olds do. Thank god I found some people to help me out.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Breeders: We've Gone Mobile


I'm pretty careful about what pictures of my baby I put on the internet, but seriously...how could I not share this adorableness?

Hear about our adventures in crawling and use of smartphones on the Patch.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Breeders: So Much for Our Food and Entertainment Budget


This kid is definitely an adventurous extrovert. He loves being out and about. His favorite adventure is going out to eat - not that he gets to eat much (mostly the grains of each ethnic fare, so far) - but, he's okay with that since his favorite thing is watching the wait staff.

Read about how this is blowing our household budget over at the Patch.

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