Excuse Me While I Breastfeed My Seven-Year-Old

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/apr/14/271849/ I still remember the day very vividly. I was waiting tables at the Lawrence Old Chicago (may it rest in peace) and I walked up to my first table of the day to take their drink orders. When I looked down, I was horrified to see a mom openly ...

The Easter Bunny: The Stuff of Nightmares

Megan Spreer

Dying eggs, chocolate bunnies, Grandma’s potato salad — these are all things that come to mind when I think of Easter. They are things that I’m excited to pass down to my children as we continue to establish our own [holiday traditions][1]. There’s one thing from my childhood that I’m ...

I'm Becoming My Mother

Megan Spreer

“If you took better care of your things, they wouldn’t get broken.” As soon as the words escaped my mouth last week, I cringed at the flashback of my mother telling me the same sentence, word-for-word as a kid. I was notorious for losing things, misplacing things, and being inconsolable ...

I'm a vaccinator

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/mar/25/271036/ There is a [measles outbreak in New York][1]. As a parent, reading headlines about this is pretty concerning. As a parent of a child who has yet to receive her MMR vaccine, it’s terrifying. Vaccines are one of the hot button topics in the [Mommy Wars][2]. It’s almost become ...

More Babies or More Stuff?

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/mar/18/270666/ It’s almost here. My sweet baby B turns one this week. It’s a day that seemed just too far away to ever be a reality. I was just busy pinching chubby fat rolls, having snuggle fests, and pretending to eat tiny toes to notice how quickly the year was ...

Why I'm the Parent on the Bench

Megan Spreer

You know that parent you always see sitting on the bench at the park? You know the one. She’s the one who is checking Facebook on her phone or texting pictures to relatives and friends. You may call her inattentive or lazy. You may even judge her for not being ...

Preschool scouting will drive me crazy

Megan Spreer

It’s preschool enrollment time. If you’re like me, you probably found this out because some other mom casually mentioned it in conversation and you played it off like you totally knew all along. Sike. I did NOT know this until almost too late and also, since when do kids start ...

Mommy Needs a Timeout

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/feb/24/269546/ When HJ was brand new, we got offer after offer from our family to take her off our hands for the night so we could have a date night. I was new to leaky boobs, new to SIDS anxiety and so new to all things in the realm of ...

The 10 Unofficial Rules of Living with Small Children

Megan Spreer

It’s no joke that your life gets flipped-turned upside down once kids enter the picture. Not only do you shift your level of what is considered [gross][1], but several other aspects of your everyday adjust as well. Don’t have kids yet? Take this list and tuck it somewhere for later. ...

Parenting: Some days it just sucks

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/feb/11/268850/ I’m just going to get straight to it: HJ broke our 50 inch television this week. *Cue ugly cry face (me, not her). It came out of nowhere. While her favorite show was playing, she just walked up to it and launched a wooden ball directly at the screen. ...

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I'm a vaccinator

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/mar/25/271036/ There is a [measles outbreak in New York][1]. As a parent, reading headlines about this is pretty concerning. As a parent of a child who has yet to receive her MMR vaccine, it’s terrifying. Vaccines are one of the hot button topics in the [Mommy Wars][2]. It’s almost become ...

The Easter Bunny: The Stuff of Nightmares

Megan Spreer

Dying eggs, chocolate bunnies, Grandma’s potato salad — these are all things that come to mind when I think of Easter. They are things that I’m excited to pass down to my children as we continue to establish our own [holiday traditions][1]. There’s one thing from my childhood that I’m ...

More Babies or More Stuff?

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/mar/18/270666/ It’s almost here. My sweet baby B turns one this week. It’s a day that seemed just too far away to ever be a reality. I was just busy pinching chubby fat rolls, having snuggle fests, and pretending to eat tiny toes to notice how quickly the year was ...

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