I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of researching cloth diapers and watching birth videos and looking at doulas Instagram accounts. Instead of clawing my way out, I’m just gonna stay here for the next 10 years.

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@Sydney In my first 6 hours down here I’ve learned very little.

@Sydney The smaller human inside of you comes out one way or another.

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Like anything cool, there are 10,000 acronyms, abbreviations, and phrases to learn in order to join the club.

Maybe a secret handshake too?

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@Sydney it will take longer to potty train a child than a dog?????????????????

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bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.