5 UNEXPECTED WAYS MOTHERHOOD CHANGED MY LIFE

1. Dining out solo Living in NYC, I’m totally fine going out shopping and traversing the city alone, but until I had a baby I hadn’t eaten at a restaurant without a dining companion. Now, I welcome a table for one and soak up the few minutes of quiet with just myself, my meal and my iPhone. 2. Walking with TP It may be silly, but I used to make sure I disguised toilet paper before carrying it home from Duane Reade (our drug store in Manhattan) in a bag — sometimes two bags — to hide the fact that…

DIARY OF A PALEO PREGNANCY

Last winter (mid-February to be exact) my husband and I decided it was high time to take the plunge and officially “try” for a baby after agreeing we’re not getting any younger and we want a troop of kids. When prime baby-making time came around at the end of the month we went for it and my prego pee test came up positive two weeks later. We had a hunch we’d be fertile because we’re health conscious, but first try is pretty sweet for two cats in their mid-thirties. We had no problems conceiving and I’m convinced I have Paleo…