May the 4th (Child) Be With You!

By: Jessica Azar Ok, I couldn’t help myself. And the Princess Leia hairdo is serious sub-par…. But I was doing good to let me put her hair up at all! So from LLL (Lucky Little Lady) and the rest of the herd May the 4th Child Be With you…. Because Heaven help you if she’s against you. Like… For real.

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Calling Pat Brown; Confessions of a Mom Driven to Drink by Colic

By: Jessica Azar Before embarking on the journey of growing a tiny human inside me, I seriously took the ability to sleep late for granted…. To sleep whenever I wanted and remain relatively uninterrupted. I knew that generally that when I woke up from this glorious style of slumber that I would be alert and refreshed… And if I wasn’t it was probably my fault for staying out too late and I could just catch a snooze later on. Once I became pregnant, that all changed. I thought that I would have a nine month reprieve from the impending sleep interruption that all seasoned mothers kept warning me about, but I was so wrong. For one thing, being pregnant makes you sleepy…. Especially in the beginning. All you want to do is sleep all freaking day and if you have a full time job like I did, this is not an option. You’re not supposed to drink caffeine, per the pregnancy experts, so how in the world do you stay awake?! I started out by trying to force myself to get up and take a small walk when I felt the sleepies coming on, but as I got bigger and…

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