Author Archive for Mrs. Popcorn


Groundhog Day Slump

It’s been a little over two months since I went back to work. Every day is just about the same and routine is the name of the game. Having rituals with Baby Popcorn has saved me, but is also driving me a bit crazy. Whether it’s because of nap time or making sure everything is [...]

Ever Had to Pump in a Bathroom?

Recently our office moved into a building that has a Community Lactation Room, which is a space that any woman can use to pump. Often these rooms have a hospital grade pump, refrigerator for expressed milk only, a comfy chair, and a door that locks. These rooms are not necessary if you work in a [...]

A Few Reminders for the Working, Pumping, and Fabulous

It’s been a crazy series of weeks for The Popcorns. In addition to working full time, I organized an exhibition while Mr. Popcorn has been working around the clock. He recently received a promotion so at least his work is paying off, but our schedules have left us feeling pretty pooped. Balancing all of these [...]

I Work For You So That You Can Work For Me

As a WOHM/WAHM married to a WOHD, you can imagine that the daily juggle of life plus baby is its own part time job. Before Baby Popcorn was conceived, Mr. Popcorn and I figured that we’d share the childcare duties. Since he works primarily at night, we figured he’d watch her during the day and [...]

I’m Not Her Nanny. I’m Her Mother.

I cringe at the thought of being confused for my child’s caretaker. I’m pretty sure it won’t happen, but I sometimes think it might. My fears are not unfounded. This has happened to a friend of mine who lives in our neighborhood. We share similar demographics in that she is black, her husband is white, [...]

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DIY Baby Wipes and Formaldehyde?

I’ve been pinning different DIY baby wipe recipes and decided to give one a whirl. After making two successful batches, I learned that most paper towels have formaldehyde in them. Some baby wipes have this ingredient as well. R-uh r-oh. I’m not sure what the impacts of formaldehyde on babies are, and I don’t want [...]


Five Apps That Let Me Sleep Longer

As a new iPhone user, I’m not sure why I waited so long to get on the bandwagon. This black box is my life remote. When I was planning my return to work, I read Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak. I laughed. I cried. And, I walked away with a pretty [...]

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