About our blogger: Karith
Hey, Y'all I'm Karith, a Texas-raised bi-coastal transplant and I am on way to becoming a first-time mommy. I am also a 30-something professional stand-up comedian, author and speaker who resides in both NYC and LA. I performs on each coast and many of the states in between. I recently got married and even more recently found out that we were pregnant. Yes, it’s a “Honeymoon Baby”! So, now, because of my occupation I have to have fun, make fun, and laugh my way through this major event in my life. I want all of you who can relate to have a laugh too and if all goes well- something pretty fantastic- aside from my first child will come out of this. You can read more about my adventure on www.diaryofapregnantcomedian.com and learn more about me and my comedy on www.karith.com.
|A few weeks ago in NYC I was a guest on John Fugelsang’sTV show VIEWPOINT.
If you’re a follower of this blog then you know that I am now a bi-coastal MOMMY who is doing my best to keep up with my comedy, speaking and television career as well as being a full-time Mom. Since Baby Bean was born almost 7 months ago this kid has been to 8 of the 50 states in the U.S. and flown on about 20 airplanes (counting connecting flights).
|It’s a shame she doesn’t get the frequent flyer miles!!!
I’ll be completely honest here. In all of those flights we’ve ONLY had one major meltdown where I was the embarrassed mommy on the plane Read the rest of this entry »
It just dawned on me that I had yet to REALLY write about how Baby Bean came into the world and why my husband, CJ, and I chose the all natural water birth route. Now that she’s been out of me almost half as long as she was inside I realized it was time to share before it becomes a foggy memory.
Although I seriously doubt the birth of your kid, especially the first one, is ever foggy- unless you were higher than Keith Richards on any given Saturday night in the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s or 90′s- oh hell, who are we kidding that man would probably drop dead if he didn’t still get his groove on- now it’s just probably laced with calcium and Metamucil. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh God, how I wish was talking about getting your grove on at a night club. A)I’m not that cool. I’m lucky I know what the “Harlem Shake” is. B) I think we all know that as a new mother the only club I’m seeing these days is a comedy club when I’m working OR the one in my dreams. But let’s be real, the night club in my dreams has the theme to “Elmo’s World” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep” playing on constant rotation. Believe me the only way it could be worse is if it was in techno.
No, the backing up I’m referring to is anything important on your cell phone. I mean ALL information Read the rest of this entry »
I know that my child will be talking soon enough and if she’s anything like me,which looks like it’s going to be the case then she’ll never shut up. (My husband CJ is completely thrilled by that prospect.) Even if she could talk right now I don’t know if she’d be able to coherently answer the questions I have, but I sure as heck would give it a shot.
My first question would fall under the “morning routine” genre. And this is how the conversation would go or at least this is how it goes in my head:
“Baby Bean why in the world do you wake up EVERY SINGLE morning between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m.? Are you going camping? Fishing? Read the rest of this entry »
4 and 1/2 the number of batches of Lactation Cookies I’ve made so far.
3 the number of pediatricians I’ve interviewed and still haven’t found one that isn’t a complete ding bat.
2 the number of times I’ve threatened to beat my husband to death with my My Brest Friend breast feeding pillow for saying stupid stuff to me like “Why do you look so tired?”
2800 the number of times I’ve Skyped
Hello my amazing followers please forgive little hiatus I’ve taken from this blog. If it’s any consolation I’ve missed you as much as you’ve hopefully missed me. But I’m back in full force so, let me catch you up to date- but don’t get overly excited, it’s going to take a few more blogs to do so.
On October 19, 2012 at 9:10 a.m. my life changed forever in the grandest way because I had THE BEST birth I’ve EVER had!!! Granted it’s the ONLY birth I’ve had, but since I have nothing to compare it to I’m giving it that ranking and two thumbs up. Seriously, on a scale of 1 – 10 it was an 11! But- especially so considering some of the horror stories I’ve heard.
Exactly 10 weeks and a day ago Read the rest of this entry »
Won’t Back Down is not the title of my new comedy album- although it would be a great one, but it is the name of the movie I saw last night before it’s official release into theatres on September 28th, 2012. I laughed, I cried- yes y’all, IT WAS better than Cats! Not just because it had an all-star female cast in Academy Award Nominated actresses Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Academy Award Winner Holly Hunter, but it was so incredibly inspirational.
Won’t Back Down was inspired by actual events of two mothers, one of whom is a teacher, whose ultimate goal is to get the best education they can for their children- thus providing them with skills for the very best future they can have. Without giving too much away, because I truly believe you should ALL see this film; these women, against all odds, rally themselves and their community to get through the red tape bureaucratic BS that keeps so many things status quo and they make a difference. A HUGE difference. They take an entire school that is failing and that has unacceptable learning conditions and they buck the system until they have the chance to create the environment of education and culture that every child should be entitled to in this great country of ours.
I make plenty jokes on this blog because a) I’m a comedian and b) Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re this far along in pregnancy most of us have the potential for feeling heavier and crappier than ever before; so there’s nothing like a huge compliment and a surprise of goodies in the mail to make you feel better about life. Which is why this blog is dedicated to two groups of folks who put a smile on my face this past week.
Shout out #1 goes to Trader Joe’s whom when my husband, CJ, and I don’t get everything we need from the local Farmer’s Market here in SoCal we patronize constantly. Among other things, I love them for carrying gluten free mac ‘n cheese, pasta and ginger snaps . But I am completely in love with them for hiring Jason who when CJ and I were checking out the other day carded me because my husband had put a bottle of beer in the basket. I was like, “Oh, that’s nice- at least you still think I’m under 40.” Then Jason replied, “Actually no, we have to card anyone who looks like they could be under 30.” I wanted to make out with him right there I was so ecstatic.
Shout out #2 goes out to PopSugar who essentially made my entire week with their goodie bag i.e. the POPSUGAR MUST HAVE BAG. I was an honored recipient because of my blogging connection Read the rest of this entry »
I know, I know that is not the most positive way to start out a blog entry…but after getting less than 2 hours collectively of sleep last night I’m grasping for whatever tidbits of positivity I can to make myself feel better. ‘Cause today I’m bloody shot, as they say. I’ve always prided myself on being someone who not only sees the glass half full, but appreciates that it is glass and not some crappy plastic cup from a bar that’s contaminated with BPA. But it’s taking A LOT to keep my chin up right now.
I have already called my mother crying a) because she gets it and she’s only 1 hour behind me in Texas b) because my husband CJ is 3 hours behind me in California right now and most likely still asleep. But not to worry I’ve got enough tears stored up so I can cry to him later when he’s fully awake and can appreciate my misery Read the rest of this entry »