Meghan Bahn

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Part-time babies, part-time mind readers
June 22, 2009
Some things, like washing dishes or weeding, can be done using only half a brain. I’ve really come to appreciate that since becoming a mommy. Partly, this is because I often only have half a brain to spare, but that was true before baby, too. What really brought this home for me was having a psychic baby.
Telltale signs give away lack of restful sleep
June 15, 2009
I was on my way to work and thinking to myself, “Hopefully, expectations are running low today.”
Daughter generates plenty of energy in this house
June 8, 2009
I used to think of watching TV as a sedentary activity. I guess it is for a lot of people. Not for my daughter, though. She wiggles, tumbles and hangs upside-down.
Kids call it like they see it, usually without a filter
June 1, 2009
“You smell like ham!” This is not the type of assessment one wants to hear first thing in the morning.
I’m still a sucker for a sugar rush
May 25, 2009
“Can I have a marshmallow?” asked my daughter. Maybe I hadn’t had my coffee yet, I’m not sure. Or maybe I was in a hurry to get out the door. Whatever the case, I just couldn’t think straight, and I knew it. So I replied, “Ask your dad.”
Babies could lead their own Pilates classes
May 18, 2009
I could not write fast enough to keep up with the action. My hand started to hurt, and my penmanship was atrocious. I would have to rewrite or type it up later so my professor would be able to read it. But for now, I just needed to get it all down and, to be honest, I hadn’t expected to need to hustle like this, or I might have bothered to find a better pen.
In parenting, sometimes it’s expertise vs. intuition
May 11, 2009
I don’t know if you’ve experienced this, but I’ve had these disconcerting parenting moments where the experts (books, other parents, pediatricians) are saying one thing, but my intuition and my child are saying another. Oh sure, I’d like to say that I trust myself enough just to go with my gut, but that’s just not always the case. One early instance of this involved my baby and solid food.
Queen Guppy inspiring, but she’s no stress therapy
May 4, 2009
Supposedly, watching aquarium fish reduces stress — at least that’s what some studies suggest.
Parents: They’re just so easy to spot
The Bad Mommy Club
April 27, 2009
Meghan Bahn gives indicators of parents and nonparents in this week’s edition of The Bad Mommy’s Club.
Forgive and forget — or at least forget
April 20, 2009
I took a seat and pulled out the concert program to see when my daughter would be performing. She was 5 years old, and this was her first violin recital. She would be playing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” and then her daddy would join her on guitar for a duet. Looking down the long list student/performers, I took note that she would be the third to play. The room was filling up when my husband leaned in next to me and whispered, “I have to run home. I’ll be right back.”

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