1. This past weekend I was the person who everyone HATES on a plane: the sick one. My guilt is strong.
2. I’ll take a few maple glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts please and thank you.
3. What are you going to be for Halloween?! And would you go into a haunted house where people are allowed to touch you? Nothing sounds worse to me. I haven’t wanted to watch a scary movie since seventh grade.
4. Not sure if there is anything TV worthy worth talking about aside from the Walking Dead. UGH. I read the spoilers and was prepared (in a show like that I NEED the spoilers, too emotionally invested) but still couldn’t handle it. I can’t handle anything since having a kid! Masters of Sex was sort of a filler episode, Divorce was funny, This is Us just guts me every single time.
5. I definitely became my own boss after multiple meltdowns. Apparently the meltdown is where it’s at.
6. Thoughts on a second instagram account? I really prefer everything on one account, but we talked about it a lot this weekend and if should I start a second account for Max overload pictures and other life things that I skip out on now. BAH to social media.
7. Last week a doctor 100% shamed me for still nursing Max. It wasn’t MY doctor, of course, but I went to a quick med express thing to see if I needed a prescription for my cough before traveling and he was like “uh yeah, you really should stop that at this age.” OH REALLY? I actually laughed at him.
8. I’m SURE everyone has seen the SNL skits from last week but let’s just have a moment of appreciation for my two weird crushes, Tom Hanks and Alex Baldwin, being in the skits together.
9. Why is it that we will just never get over Sex and the City? Let’s rank Carrie’s best boyfriends while we’re at it.
65 Comments on “Tuesday Things.”
I LOVE scary movies, and I love haunted house stuff, but like, don’t touch me. Noooo. I love to be scared though. And other than carving pumpkins and having candy around, I’m not into Halloween at all! I’ll pass on the costume. What is Max going to be??
TWD was so depressing. Also, it was so gruesome, it was practically unwatchable. And they’re ‘only getting started’! Eek!!!
we aren’t positive on max’s costume yet, but we are leaning towards superhero… :)
I am so sorry you got shamed at the doctors- I’m glad that it sounds like his ill-informed criticism didn’t faze you at all. I would love to see Max pictures and life shots on your existing instagram (or maybe you were talking about a private account, in which case, HA sorry, I wasn’t trying to be a creeper.)
I hate it when doctor’s aren’t informed on the medical benefits of breastfeeding, and it’s also none of his business. My little one will turn one this weekend and I plan on nursing him until he wants to stop. You go girl! Also, yes to those doughnuts, all of my favorite fall things combined!
right?! so crazy! i love that. good for you!
oh, i’m the person who’s just annoyed that everyone is sick everywhere because i have midterms + the holidays coming up, and am already stressed enough without being sick.
can i say yes to a 2nd ig account? always game for more cuteness! also understand if this doesn’t happen bc social media is veryyyyy time intensive already.
My son is the same age as Max, and he is going as a puppy. Naturally, my husband and I are going to be dog catchers ;)
i love that! adorable.
So I would love a second instagram account if it means more photos!
I was the cougher on the plane this weekend, too, and I felt terrible about it. Shame on the doctor who shamed you for still nursing Max. It blows my mind how people in the medical profession can be so ill-informed. I’m glad that his ignorance didn’t faze you. Personally, I’m in favor of one Instagram account. I like it when people share real life moments and other randomness amidst the staged photos for blog posts and whatnot.
i like this best too. i’m just struggling to make it work! i’m going to try harder. :)
I’m sorry that doctor was so rude. It’s a shame. People look down on mothers who don’t breastfeed and then will have an opinion when it’s been going on “too long”. Max will decide when he is ready to quit!
Love your social media struggles, such a first world problem. :)
right! it’s so ridiculous.
Re: second Instagram. I have one for personal updates – selfies, things about my day job, pictures that have my husband in them.
Wrong link in the above comment!
Ughhhhh, same and same re The Walking Dead — I sought out all the spoilers and still couldn’t handle it. Can we form a support group? I mean, assuming there isn’t one already….
i know. it was rough.
How DARE he suggest there is anything wrong with breastfeeding a toddler? That’s outrageous! So glad you’re a confident mama who can laugh that shit off! It nearly broke my heart when my baby girl quit on me at 12 months – I’d still be nursing her now at 21 months if I could. As any medical professional worth the paper their credentials are printed on knows, it provides priceless nourishment and bonding.
thanks emily! i know, i was actually shocked that he said that. especially since i just mentioned it casually in case they were going to prescribe me something, you know? he wasn’t even talking in terms of me taking medicine – he said it before he even checked me out!
Hold on a minute while a drag my soap box out…ahem…..I nursed both of my girls until at least 18 months to 24 …..and no bottles straight to a cup.
It is the best thing on earth to do for your little cherub.
You will know when to stop. Good for you, I am proud of you.
yay alicia!! i love you.
I’d LOVE to see more life pictures on your current IG! Boo to the second IG account idea. But that’s just my opinion. Either way I’d follow.
AND oh my. I hate that doctor so much. Eww. So awful.
i totally agree with you kylie!! i’m going to work harder at posting more lifestyle pics. :)
Good for you for laughing at that doctor. The fact that you still nurse Max makes me love you even more.
thank you rachel. :)
I once spilled pop on someone on an airplane. I was like “Oh God, I’m THAT person”. Mortifying.
bahahah this made me laugh out loud!
I love Alex Baldwin. Like, no shame. Him and Steve Martin are my super weird crushes! That SNL skit was gooooood!
I have a 2nd IG account so I can post lots of cat pictures without making everyone mad! So worth it. You’re not a crazy cat lady and everyone wants to see more Max, though, so you could prob get away with just one…
I would rather have all your good stuff on one Instagram honestly! Although either way I would follow haha
thank you! i agree with that.
I think a 2nd instagram account would be great if you wanted to share more personal/fun pictures but didn’t want to mess with the professional food aesthetic of your current instagram! i love looking at your snapchat, so it would be cool to see your other insta pictures!
thanks for your input jenn! :)
I am no social media expert, but would certainly not mind if you posted more/different stuff on your current instagram account! I love getting to see little bits of your life outside of the blog–it’s like these Tuesday posts! :)
(**also I can’t believe there are TWO of us Yaels in the comments today! Crazy!)
thank you yael!!
Haha, I’m so with you about the social media and This list is great! Have a great rest of your week and thanks for sharing!
I relate everything in life to a sex and the city episode and will never stop! and, the nerve of that doctor. I can’t even understand how he had the nerve to say that. I nursed my son for 16 months. we stopped because it naturally weaned down.
i also relate everything in life to SATC. i mean, it was REAL LIFE!
thanks meredith. xoxo
I’d follow both insta accounts but I love when all content is together in one account! I love it all!
Point me to that salad, please!
The Walking Dead may have just gone too far for me. I cannot stand watching JDM be so evil – great acting but prefer him sexy and mysterious.
How old is Max? That doctor needs to shut it!
i love him too – he is an incredibly actor, but i can’t take that! and thank you. :) max is 22 months.
TWD lost me this week. I watched the first episode, wept through a good chunk of it, and decided I couldn’t keep watching after that. It was too brutal, too gruesome, and was just the nail in the coffin.
i totally understand. not sure if i can watch much more either.
I agree with everyone saying more regular life on your current instagram. You were the person that got me to sign up for it years ago and i miss when it was kinda like what snap chat is now, just glimpses into normal life. Now its like “oh can i post this? i already posted today. is it good enough” and I think thats just stupid. I only follow people who I want to see whats up with them so thats what I want to see. Of course I like seeing food pics but I already read the blog everyday so i get double duty when If i had my choice (being a fan girl) I want to see whats actually happening that day. Sorry for the novel and I hope it doesnt sound creepy, I just miss fun old Instagram
thank you so much sara!! i say this ALL THE TIME. i just cannot get over that instagram isn’t how it used to be. i try to post food that isn’t necessarily on the blog, but it still isn’t lifestyle enough for me. i’m going to try harder at doing that!
Eff that doctor. How dare he? It’s awesome that you still nurse Max! I nursed my daughter until she was over 2 (my milk dried up soon after I got pregnant) and I’m going to let my son self-wean. I’m glad you just brushed off the doctor’s ignorant comment.
i love that lauren!!
How old is Max? My son is 18 months and I’m still proudly nursing him. I am starting to feel the side eye from a few people though, including my husband. Oh well! He is probably my last baby and I really enjoy nursing so I’m not going to give it up yet!
I was so disappointed in TWD. I felt so disconnected from it, like I didn’t really feel anything. I think because I had already heard speculation on what might happen and because it has been soon long since the last episode… I just found it hard to get into. I think I would have been a lot more emotionally invested if they had showed it right away instead of waiting until the new season.
And a haunted house where they TOUCH you? Heck no! That sounds like pure torture to me. No way! I’ll stick to corn mazes and eating apple cider donuts, thank you very much!
max is 22 months! we are down to one nursing session a day at the moment and i’m fine with him nursing as long as he wants! i’m sure if i was doing it in public, people would freak. but for us it’s the first thing in the morning, so we are home.
That doctor is an idiot – hasn’t he heard that the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding until AT LEAST 2 years? My daughter is 21 months and still going strong. You are doing the best thing for Max!
that is exactly what i said, haha!! thanks megan.
Funny! I’m just watching SATC right now! The episodes where Carrie is with Berger and Charlotte is converting to Judaism. :)
As for TV, I’m behind on TWD and also want to give AHS a try. Still watching Gilmore girls. Have you ever watched Girlfriend’s guide to divorce?? I found that pretty enjoyable.
As for IG. I’m one that doesn’t mind seeing personal stuff mixed with food, because what’s life without food??? Or food without life? Ummm yeah, I struggle with this too though and mostly just post food stuff on my Insta. Even though I have soooo many cat pics to share, lol.
you are absolutely right, what is food without life, ha?!
Thanks for the love, friend! You’re the best.
Also, no scary things for me ever. Can’t handle it.
Also also, I’d like your doctors phone number. I have a few select words for him ?. I made it to 18 months with Finn would have kept on if it weren’t for my body giving out. Major high fives to you for still going! ???
High five, fellow nurser of a toddler! Still nursing my littlest who will be two in a few weeks.
Jessica, I loved that you laughed at that doctor. Ridiculous. You nurse that baby just as long as you want!
I would love for you to have a second Insta account! I love everything you post, and would love to see more life stuff. I don’t comment often, but am a huge fan of your blog, and your cookbook. My favorite thing ever is the Turkey Green Chil White Bean Enchiladas. I pretty much make them for every new mom in my life…it is the best ever comfort food.
I don’t even have kids yet and that doctor’s comments are pissing me off! Glad you lol’ed at him. ;)
i have a HUGE (weird?!) crush on Alec Baldwin, too! 30 rock did it for me…