I used to love clothes. I like to think I appreciated finer fabrics and timeless style rather than being too fast-fashion-consumerist, but I also did a lot of online shopping in my fashion heyday and I was super cheap about it. I'm feeling my old love of nice clothing slowly coming back after a year… Continue reading Breastfeeding, fashion and mom jeans
I've drafted 7 blog posts recently that I'm eager to post, but for various reasons they're not ready to go live yet. Some are more professional-blogger-ish (my first affiliate links!). Others are personal ramblings. I have a lot of big thoughts and feelings to express. Marriage and motherhood do not naturally compliment each other. It… Continue reading 4 random and unexciting things on a Saturday. A truly boring read, I’m sure.
I am 31 today. On my 30th birthday I was heavily pregnant and hot and I spent the weekend with my in laws at their family cottage. My wife and I didn't celebrate either of our birthdays that year (we're 10 days apart), aside from getting each other a gift. Last year was weird, because… Continue reading 31
Weight: 23 lb 12 oz Length/Height: 29.5″ New this month First camping trip, and it was a huge success! Pulling herself up to standing like a boss. Inches herself along the edges of furniture, and tries to balance with no hands but is still really careful and cautious about it. Got another tooth. She has… Continue reading Avery’s 11th Month
So first of all, an update from yesterday's hospital visit post. Avery developed a high fever last night (38.9°C) and slept horribly. I had to sit with her in the chair in her room for hours, and when I brought her into our bed she still woke up crying a few times through the night.… Continue reading Pets and babies and patience and problems
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!!
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
They arrived! Meet the flock... Minerva, the Black Copper Marans hen, 11 weeks old, dark chocolate brown eggs Henrietta, the Buff Brahma hen, 8 weeks old, regular brown eggs Robin, the Ameraucana hen, 7 weeks old, blue eggs Olive, the Olive Egger hen, 11 weeks old, olive green eggs. Here are some group shots. There… Continue reading Introducing: Our Backyard Chickens!
We have seen 3 home daycares so far. The process has not brought out the best in my marriage. It turns out we differ on several important parenting issues and discussing the pros and cons of each daycare has brought these to the fore. It has been a tense week. Surprisingly, I loved two of… Continue reading The daycare search continues…
Tonight was the Annual General Meeting of the not-for-profit I have chaired for the past two years (and have been an executive director of for three years). I resigned tonight. It felt amazing. The organization is Out On The Shelf (www.outontheshelf.com). It's a queer resource centre and library. When I joined the board we were… Continue reading I Resigned