Rosebuds

Rosebuds: Me-Ality a nice tool for post-baby clothes shopping

“I am no longer wearing maternity pants,” I declared a couple weekends ago, before shoving all my stretchy panel jeans and trousers into a plastic sack and tossing it i ...

Rosebuds: Single moms – how do you do it?

I recently got a taste of single mommyhood when my husband went on a business trip. David was gone starting Monday and returned Thursday after work — and those four days fel ...

Rosebuds: I don’t do nursery rhymes

Girl, look at that baby Girl, look at that baby Girl, look at that baby Uh-uh, I work out When I walk in the spot, yeah, this is what I see Everybody stops and they’re s ...

Rosebuds: Adventures in breastfeeding

Weeks after my son’s birth, I felt a lot of anxiety about breastfeeding in public. How did I overcome it? I just did it! Take a very tender, private moment (feeding your bab ...

Rosebuds: Whatever gets you through the night

The hardest part of having a baby so far has been the lack of sleep. I love to sleep. I used to look forward to my head hitting the pillow every night before heading off to a rest ...

Rosebuds: The name game

One of the top three questions people ask pregnant women is what names they have picked out for their baby. My husband David and I can’t decide where to go for dinner on any ...

Rosebuds: Looking for the best family stickers in Roseville

Roseville’s got a lot of families on the go. Know how I know? Just look at the rear window of any Rav4, Suburban or CR-V. There, in the lower left quadrant, you’re like ...

Rosebuds: Tragedy makes you hug children closer

For the first time this week, a news story made me “hug my son tighter.” It’s a phrase many sources have used with me over the years to describe close calls or t ...

Rosebuds: Taking the Tilt-a-Mom for a whirl

Just mention the word “rollercoaster” to me, and I get nervous. I’ve never uttered the phrase, “Hey, you know what sounds fun? Getting whipped around on ric ...

Rosebuds: OMG, I’m not that Facebook mom, am I?

Women in labor who post every time they gain a centimeter in dilation. Moms who go on expletive-laced tirades to defend their parenting skills. Pictures of baby poop. These are al ...

Rosebuds: 5 things pregnant women should never do

We all know the litany of things you can't do while you're pregnant: drink wine, eat sushi, jump on trampolines. But there are some lesser-known ill-advised activities that I didn' ...

Rosebuds: DIY nursery art

Here's a little project I worked on while I was waiting ... and waiting ... for the stork to come (seriously, I thought his GPS was broken!). With all the cute cards you are likely ...

Rosebuds: Working two jobs

After three months of maternity leave, I really got into a groove with being a mom. Now I'm back at square one: I need to learn how to be a working mom. There were so many emotio ...

Rosebuds: Greetings from Mommyland

He's here! Wesley Felix Carl was born June 16 at Kaiser Roseville. I delivered a healthy 7 pound, 5 ounce baby boy via Caesarean. The last three weeks have gone so fast! So much ch ...

Rosebuds: Best maternity clothes

When I first saw a pair of $225 Citizens maternity jeans, I thought, are you joking? My philosophy when it came to building a maternity wardrobe was I didn't want to invest a ton o ...