30 Days of Blogging, Day 15

I'm sitting at a coffee shop drinking a double shot mocha and I'm about to read a book. It's my first self care act in months and months and months. I also just came from getting my legs waxed. I may be alone on this, but the feeling of having individual unwanted hairs ripped from… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 15

30 Days of Blogging, Day 14

We quit cloth diapers. A long time ago, actually... I was just ashamed of why we stopped, so I didn't want to talk about it. I'm now going to share our journey with cloth diapering, and the shallow reason why we stopped. Before Avery was born, I bought ALL THE DIAPERS. I bought most used,… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 14

30 Days of Blogging, Day 11

There are these moments, with a toddler, where they change overnight. They level up suddenly, and seem like a totally new model of their old self. They suddenly become fluent in a skill that you didn't even see coming. They go from being a shaky walker at best, to suddenly running around the house like… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 11

30 Days of Blogging, Day 9

It's cold again. It's supposed to go down to  -20°C again tonight, and it's icy and snowy outside. It's the kind of weather for family cuddles. The kind of weather where I miss bed sharing with my baby.  And when your baby has another nasty cough and cold and has to choose whether to breathe through… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 9

30 Days of Blogging, Day 8

The word of the day is Patience.  As we inch closer to the ripe old age of 2, the "terrible two's" start earning their name-sake. For about a month or two, Avery has been having regular tantrums. They happen over silly things like not being able to get the puzzle piece in the puzzle on… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 8

30 Days of Blogging, Day 7

The word of the day is Freedom. The freedom I'm talking about today isn't anything extraordinary for an able bodied person - it is the freedom to move about my own home how and when I please. Freedom to take the garbage out, go to the bathroom, shower, move from one room to the next at… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 7

30 Days of Blogging, Day 6

I had this painting done as a Christmas gift for my wife, and I've decided to overlay my blog name and use it as my new gravatar (profile pic). Is that an uncool thing to do, use a gift you gave someone else? Oh well, it's done. The artist has an Etsy shop called whimsicalimaginings and she… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 6

30 Days of Blogging, Day 5

I'm 99% sure that our recent sleep issues are due to the 18 month sleep regression. I know Avery's only 16 (and a half) months, but she's exhibiting all the signs. Her language is on the cusp of exploding, she's got separation anxiety, and she just seems to be maturing into her terrible two's right… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 5

30 days of blogging, Day 4

 I got a bit of work done on my dissertation proposal edits today because my wife took the kiddo to the local butterfly conservatory again. She loves that place.  Today was the first time Avery had zero naps. I tried to get her down twice, and she even laid herself down in bed and looked… Continue reading 30 days of blogging, Day 4