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
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”
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
I already put up a blog post today, but I have huge news. Well, huge to me. I just left my baby with a babysitter for the first time ever (ok, it was just my mom), and went on a date night with my wife for the first time in almost 11 months. If you… Continue reading First date night, first night with a babysitter!!
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
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
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
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!
This has been a challenging month. It's been fun and full of new experiences for all of us (new milestones reached in mobility and communication), but it's also been an incredibly whiney month... Avery definitely knows now that she can wield some control over getting what she wants (or getting out of what she doesn't… Continue reading Avery’s 10th Month
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.