Mama

Managing The Impossible

So I went back to work. After four and a half months home with my baby, I returned to the classroom to teach Kindergarten. Despite all my fears about leaving her and taking on yet another challenge, I did it. To quote Tina Fey: “You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, […] Read more…

What’s In A Name?

Since I announced this blog, a lot of people have questioned the name. How did I come up with it? Who’s grounded? Who’s grounding you? Is Cora grounded? How are you staying grounded? And so on. Well, I have all the answers for you! Just kidding I have about zero answers to anything at all, […] Read more…

The Start Of Something New

So, I’ve officially started a blog. This might be the scariest thing I’ve ever done. Well, other than birthing a child. Other people are going to read this? The thought alone makes my cheeks burn and my palms sweat (or is that the hormones?). So why am I doing this; putting myself out there for […] Read more…

Riding The Postpartum Rollercoaster

I’m not sure why I wasn’t more prepared for it. I mean, every doctor I saw leading up to delivery told me that it was normal to get the baby blues. Any friend that had recently had a baby told me the same thing. Family made sure to remind me, too. My life was about to […] Read more…

My Favorite Time Of Year

I’m not sure what prompted it, but a few years ago I started really paying attention to the trees and the blooms during late winter/early spring. My guess is we were having a really hellish winter. I was living in Downtown Brooklyn, surrounded by corporate offices, construction, and apartment buildings — there really weren’t many […] Read more…