Anchor Baby

Rosemary Mac Cabe
thoughts that should be private, shared
Created 15 Sep 2021
  • The Things We'll Do For Sourdough | What Did I Spend Last Week? Nov 15-21, 2021
    26 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 6 2
    The time has come: the medical bills, for the birth of our son, have started to roll in. We had put away some money – around $4,000, based on what we thought our insurance deductible was ($3,000) – fo...
  • Please, Stop Giving People Novelty Gifts
    21 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 4 2
    Photo by Eugene Zhyvchik on Unsplash I can think of nothing but Christmas. Living in the States – Irish people in America must refer to it as “the States”, in case you didn’t get the memo – means that...
  • You May As Well be Hanged for a Cake Pop as for a Venti Latte, amirite? | What Did I Spend Last Week? Nov 8-14, 2021
    18 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 6 1
    I forgot to tot up last week’s total; the money diary, an exercise that used to be written all at once – with sporadic breaks to check Instagram – has now become something I must start and stop, aband...
  • A Step by Step Guide to Step Parenting
    15 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 0
    It had never occurred to me that I might, in my thirties, become a step-parent. In my early twenties, I had, for about a year, dated a man who had three children. The eldest was a teenager, who lived ...
  • A Starbucks-heavy Money Diary | What Did I Spend Last Week? Nov 1-7, 2021
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 8 1
    Monday Another day, another early-morning wake-up! These days I’m getting up at or before 6am. Brandin leaves for work between 6am and 6.15am, so if I want to have a shower and have him watch Atlas wh...
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like…
    10 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 9 0
    Stunning pink tree from King of Christmas There was a time, not so long ago, when I counted myself among the legions of citizens who grew irate at the opening of the Brown Thomas Christmas Shop which,...
  • Winter Has Come to the Midwest
    07 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 1
    I woke up this morning to the first frost of winter. The air was cold, crisp. The ground was hard. The water at the edges of the pond behind our house had frozen, a thin sheet of glass butted up again...
  • What Did I Spend Last Week? Oct 25-31, 2021
    03 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 14 0
    Monday Let me tell you for nothing, my life has become a Groundhog’s Day of baby-minding. I get up outrageously, offensively early with Atlas and we begin our cyclical routine of nappy-changing, feedi...
  • I Feel As Though I Have Disappeared
    01 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 25 3
    Helen Maser Photography A friend asked me, the other day, how I’m doing. In general, people have been very good at asking how I’m doing, ever since I was cut open and my baby was removed, and I shifte...
  • Why DO We Love a Chancer?
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 7 1
    Do you remember where you were when you saw Nadine Coyle lying to the nation on the Irish talent-seeking TV show, Popstars? I mean, chances are, you were sitting on your couch, watching terrestrial TV...
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