The Math of Motherhood starts in the parental planning phase. If I have a baby at 38 I will be what age when this baby graduates high school (38 + 18 = ?), college, If this child marries at 30 how old will I be, and so on.
Next, comes conceiving and estimating the best time to try. Then, of course, there is your estimated due date which is calculated at forty weeks from the day of you last period with that fun little round tool you doctor or midwife uses.
When I was 5 we moved to an urban section of Queens, NY. We lived on the second floor of a building with 2 sides connected by a courtyard. I practiced drawing all the time partially thanks to a printing press on the ground floor. We would grab discarded prints in huge stacks from their dumpster and draw on the backs.
The apartment we lived in had a bedroom for my older sister and I and one for my parents and baby brother. Continue reading →
My Sleeping Baby (poster paint on watercolor paper)
For a few years now it has been a tradition that my sister and I give each other’s kids “coupons” to an indoor activity center for Christmas which gives us something to do during Christmas vacation that is fun for them with lots of physical activity. Yesterday was the day to redeem and this year my sister and I traded off watching the kids while the other ran an errand/got something done. Continue reading →