Hello Hive! To echo all of the other busy mom bees writing for Hellobee, I’m so excited to be here! I find myself often rambling to people who do and do not care about the journey that is having and raising a baby of your own. It’s great to have a community to share these musings.
Look at us trying to hold it together while Baby Popcorn screams her head off!
A bit about the Popcorn family…I’m an arts administrator and curator. Mr. Popcorn works in the restaurant business and our budding kernel is now 3 months old. We live in New York and met four years ago while I was out of work, needed to pay my rent and thus decided to try my hand at waitressing. He was the manager at the time, but it was not love at first sight and we did not date until I was a month out from quitting. In the last year and a half we got married, moved to a new apartment, and had a baby in our new apartment…like literally in the new apartment – totally planned though.
Mr. Popcorn takes a quick nap on Day 1 of the rest of our lives
Neither one of us has spent a lot of time around babies. We survived the first month of Baby Popcorn’s life with help of family, YouTube and supportive communities like this one. You should see my phone’s browser history!
Baby Popcorn just a few weeks ago!
Why Popcorn you ask? It was hard to choose from all of the super cute icons, but Mr. Popcorn is the BEST popcorn maker I know. He used to make it all the time when we were dating. Also Popcorn has a lot of energy and is fun to watch as it pops. Some have described me in the same way.
I’ll be using this forum to talk about all the things that I’m currently trying to figure out:
- how to maximize on sleep before you have to leave for work with baby, her gear, your lunch and your purse in tow;
- meal planning;
- decorating your small apartment (compared to those who live outside of New York City) in a baby/kid-friendly way;
- figuring out how to survive while your husband works 12-hour days that end in the early morning while you’re a working mom;
- and, getting the most out of the city when it comes to free and moderately priced activities for your kids and family. Of course I will also post things that I find interesting and that I hope will be resources to you as you travel this journey that is child rearing.
In my spare time I surf the Internet and pin recipes, crafternoon projects that I hope to actually do one day, and interior design ideas for our house. I enjoy creative problem solving, making the most from the least, and reading about who have mastered these feats.
I’m a firm believer in sharing information. We’re not meant to walk this earth alone in a silo. People make our lives richer so you can imagine how excited I am to get to know and build with the Bee community.