My baby turned two last month and I didn’t write about it. Oh, we did celebrate his birthday. We went out of town and saw various relatives. He had a small party with ice-cream cake. We even took him to the zoo for the first time.

When we returned home, I tearily finished editing a video to commemorate his first two years.

Damn, my baby is two, y’all! Two! How did we get here so fast?

Just the other day I was marveling at him being able to roll over on his own, now he’s running, jumping, and climbing with ease. He’s eagerly exploring his independence but isn’t afraid to need me. And while two is an age that we both find frustrating at times, I’m grateful to be able to experience it with him.

Mahogany Monday: Hair today, hair tomorrow?

Baby E used to sport an afro most of the time but lately we’ve taken to braiding it up. Both C and myself wear our hair in locs but we haven’t taken that step with Baby E. C is in favor of going ahead and locking it or just cutting his hair. I’m more sentimental about keeping his baby curls for as long as possible (*sniff). A few months ago I was more on the side of giving him his first haircut but that was mostly because Baby E would not sit still long enough to let me braid his hair. However, haircuts are currently on the back-burner again because Baby E will sit still for his babysitter while she braids his hair. I can barely imagine what he would look like with short hair.

Check out more Mahogany Monday posts here.

Annnnnd I’m back…sort of

Has it really been so long since I’ve written a blog post? I’ve been back in the paid workforce for about a month now and it’s put a crimp in my internet activities. There are so many blog posts I’ve written in my head, and even drafted by hand on a notepad. Yet, I can’t seem to transfer those thoughts to the actual blog. So here, in list form are some of the things I ought to blog about and probably will in the near future:

  • Finding daycare when your parenting style isn’t quite mainstream
  • Pumping again when you haven’t done it regularly in a year
  • Yes, it’s okay to nurse your toddler…really
  • How I realized that my workplace is institutionally sexist (and cis-sexist) despite their commitment to “diversity”
  • Toddlers, solids, development and mother blame
  • Finding time for me
  • My baby’s turning two!!!
  • Passing on my cultural heritage to my child
  • The zombie apocalypse
I can’t promise that I’ll write about all of these. I can’t even promise that what I write will be any good. But I gotta write, dagnabbit! And so I will.
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