March 21, 2007
hypoglycemia has its celebrity spokesperson
Forgive this interruption of our regularly scheduled Finn programming. But those who know me well have witnessed my lifelong struggle with hypoglycemia. The shakiness. The insatiable hunger. Occasional bouts of incomprehensive babbling. The danger my loved ones face should they ask for a bite of something I'm eating. The constant cravings for Spaghetti-Os.
I've endured this stigma and its taunts ("Someone get Lisa a burger. She's not making any sense."), but it appears it wasn't in vain. Nicole Richie has now put a public face on this private burden. She's come forward as a hypoglycemic. (And not a drug addict with an eating disorder, you pigs.) My hope is that America will respond with more 24-hour drive throughs, more access to cheese products, and compassion for those of us who will be just fine once we eat something, OK? Maybe now hypoglycemia will get the respect it deserves.
January 11, 2007
Alternative Kids' Books
Lately, Finn is really fixated on one book in particular at bedtime. It's called Baby's Busy World and it includes a bunch of rhyming pages with pictures of babies doing a variety of different things.
As far baby books go, it's pretty inoffensive. Although it does have gratuituous use of exclamation points ("Helping out is lots of fun! Soon these jobs will all be done!"), it really could be worse in terms of cute overload. And it doesn't include the creepy rabbit lady from Goodnight Moon. But let's just say it doesn't come to life quite as vividly the 100th time you read it.
On this most excellent blog (Sweet Juniper), Dutch creates a creates a baby book out of the Beastie Boy's song Paul Revere. Now, any aging hipster parent who was in high school or college when this song came out would choose reading copy like "I grabbed two girlies and a beer that's cold" over "With a yum-yum-yum and a munch-munch-munch, baby's eating up his lunch!" on a night-to-night basis. It just holds up better, in my opinion.
January 10, 2007
Check out Rookie Moms today. Britney and I are up there together with our boys. Brit and Sean Preston's photo was taken back when she wore panties and the most scandalous thing she was involved in was the carseat fiasco. Brit, what happened to the comeback? Finn and I were rooting for you. Hey, I hear Justin's single!
September 07, 2006
I don't know. I just don't think that Suri looks like either one of them.
August 22, 2006
I'm sorry, but Finn is SO MUCH cuter than Sean P. Although I'm not sure he would fare in a dance-off.
there will be no playdate with Sean P.
Forgive me, Sean Preston Federline, but you're not even a year old yet, and you already look like trouble. Something tells me if Brit-Brit and I got together for a playdate with our little guys, they would crawl off and find beer and watch NASCAR or maybe Baywatch reruns. Sean P, mark my words. Finn will never be an aspiring white rapper.
August 08, 2006
If you look very closely, you can see a little blond after-bath fauxhawk. Eat your heart out, Maddox Jolie-Pitt.
June 26, 2006
so cute together
This photo makes me so happy. Sigh. I can dream.
June 15, 2006
Brit, don't let us down.
Listen. I know you're sitting down with Matt tonight. And I know you're going to set the record straight about the most recent driving incident. And the changing the baby's diaper in the middle of a store thing. And the dressing your defenseless son like your talentless "rapper" husband. But what I really hope you do is tell the world that you've found salvation and his name is Perry. (Please, people! The Manny has a name.) Brit, we're all rooting for you.
UPDATE: Oh, well.
June 08, 2006
love that manny
We here at Babymania are enthralled with all things Britney. (Well, at least I am.) I was pregnant the same time Britney was last year, which was awesome compared to sharing your pregnancy with a celeb like Gwyneth, because I could eat whatever I wanted. Britney set a new standard, and all of the sudden I didn't feel guilty about all those ice cream sandwiches. Then, our pregnancies came to a glorious conculusion when Finn and Sean Preston were born mere days apart last September.
But I recently jumped on the bash Britney bandwagon after a bunch of bad press surfaced. Then I realized that girlfriend needs a break. She's a new mom just like me, and heaven help me if paparazzi followed me around everywhere, chronicling my every misstep.
My new stance is that poor Britney gets a bad rap. And I'm not even talking about her pitiful husband's music career. She's doing the best she can. It's hard enough for the rest of us and we don't have aspiring white rappers for husbands. That's why I love seeing these pics of Brit being accompanied by her hot new manny. Manny, I don't know who you are, but you're no KFed.
May 19, 2006
warning: this gets pretty geeky
So, my birthday present from Shawn was dinner out at a great place in Chicago (not geeky) and tickets to the NPR quiz show Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me (totally geeky, but also awesome). I listen to this show religiously and (now, this is over-the-top geeky) download the podcast and take it with me on the run.
The show was a ton of fun, and here you can see me with media gadfly Mo Rocca (degrees of separation to Jon Stewart = 1) and NPR icon Carl Kasell. Because if you can't get Carl Kasell's voice on your home answering machine, at least get a photo with him when you can.
May 05, 2006
my blogging knows no bounds
April 10, 2006
yes, I know. I really should be packing.iPoop one. Act now! Seriously! They will shut me down again.
All the hippest Bay Area babies are sporting Babymania onesies. With a sassy urban flair that works for boys or girls, this onesie rocks whether your baby is pimpin' in a Bugaboo or slumming in a Snap-N-Go. And the implied endorsement of public transportation is soooo Bay Area. Click here to read the graphic.
February 20, 2006
The South Park HazensJody for the inspiration.
Make your own here.
January 21, 2006
as seen in Redbookas I predicted months ago. I'm surprised it's as short as it is considering how long the interview took. But it does have a nice family portrait of us. Click the photo to read the article. Oh, and please send money.
January 05, 2006
buggin'Bugaboo stroller I've been lusting after.
Dog sold separately.
UPDATE: Shawn wishes for me to clarify that we did not buy a $800 Bugaboo, but that the photo shown here is actually a (crudely) Photoshopped Kolcraft Snap-and-Go ($59.95.) As my hilarious friend, Sara Brown Heyl, mother of three, told me when I asked her if the Bugaboo was worth the price. "Hello! Having a Bugaboo does not make you Gwyenth Paltrow!"
December 23, 2005
introducing the iTot
A production glitch I haven't quite been able to conquer is finding a way to adjust the volume. This beta model proves to be quite noisy at times.
November 23, 2005
November 21, 2005
calling all "Daily Show" fans...
October 22, 2005
yo finn, what are you doing with britney?
October 06, 2005
oh no they DIDN'T!
September 22, 2005
billy idol called...
With apologies to Jennifer Aniston.