Avery’s first emergency room visit 

We hadn't visited the hospital since August last year, and that time we left with a brand new baby. Yesterday, we were there for a less joyous reason.  I was making Avery lunch when I heard the smash from behind me. She had broken one of the cat's ceramic dishes. Before I could get over… Continue reading Avery’s first emergency room visit 

Risking their right to privacy: mom bloggers and “sharenting”   

I've always been a big sharer of personal stories. I disclose embarrassing anecdotes about myself at parties, and I am drawn to blogging as a way to share my personal experiences with others. My wife, on the other hand, has always been a very private person. We are always having conversations about how much to… Continue reading Risking their right to privacy: mom bloggers and “sharenting”   

Savouring Sunday

Today is my wife's birthday. I'm throwing her a surprise party, and trying to play it cool this morning before guests arrive. Yesterday was a manic day of getting the house and yard ready for the party, and my wife was micromanaging me in the kitchen, questioning why I was prepping so much food (her:… Continue reading Savouring Sunday

A Day in the Life with a 10 Month Old

I think the last DITL post I did was when Avery was 5 months old. Life is very different now...  5am  Avery woke in her crib. Although the previous evening had been rough, she slept from 12am-3am, and then from 3:10-5am. It was a good night!! At 5, I brought her into our bed where… Continue reading A Day in the Life with a 10 Month Old

4 Permaculture Tips that Saved my Veggie Garden

If you're just starting out at vegetable gardening, you'll probably be starting with the popular plants like tomatoes, zucchini, and maybe some herbs. Most people can successfully grow these, but sometimes the garden conditions you are working with (i.e., sun, soil, water) make even these common plants an uphill battle to grow. I've found that… Continue reading 4 Permaculture Tips that Saved my Veggie Garden

The pressures of adulting

It's such a Millennial kid thing to say - "adulting". Like the responsibility of this stage if life is such a shocking adjustment from the carefree years of our youth.  As a young adult I craved the independence and responsibility of mid-adulthood. I figured that by my 30s I'd have a career, own a house,… Continue reading The pressures of adulting

6 Baby-Led Weaning Meal Ideas for CAMPING! 

We went on our first camping trip with Avery. She turned 10 months old while we were there, and between her crawling everywhere, separation anxiety that has been making bedtime super challenging again, and her dietary needs now that she's no longer exclusively breastfed, we had our work cut out for us. It was only… Continue reading 6 Baby-Led Weaning Meal Ideas for CAMPING! 

Why I let my baby cry… and hated it

Shit has hit the fan with sleep. I was used to waking every hour at night with my almost 10 month old, but all of a sudden our once reliable naps became a battle, and our 15 minute bedtime routine reverted back to the 2 or 3 hour gong show... It is so much work to get her to sleep right now. Last night I was entering hour 3 of this nightly battle and I had run out of comfort to give.