Our First Mothers’ Day

This child is my pure joy, my light, my sustenance. I am so thankful to be her mother. I am so thankful that my wife and I get to share the experience of being her mother. This little girl is going to continue to shape our lives in amazing and unexpected ways, and that makes… Continue reading Our First Mothers’ Day

Weekend Update

On Saturday we took Avery to her first Pride event! She slept through the whole thing but what matters is that she was there. The not-for-profit I chair is host to my city's Pride Week (although a subcommittee does all the Pride planning - I'm not at all hands on with that). Every year we… Continue reading Weekend Update

On Photographing your Birth

I've written about this before in a post on regrets. I wanted a birth photographer, but in the end it was going to be too expensive to hire a professional and we didn't know anyone I was comfortable enough letting into the delivery room (I'm weird that way... the closer someone is to me, the less… Continue reading On Photographing your Birth

Weekend Update: crawling practice 

This weekend was nice. Saturday was a spring projects day where my wife worked on the chicken coop and I worked on deep cleaning the house, one wall of one room at a time. Baby steps. Avery was feeling good (finally 100% over her cold) and super into independent play on Saturday, so we were… Continue reading Weekend Update: crawling practice¬†

On having a second child

My wife and I always knew we wanted one child. Even when we wavered on having any children at all, we knew that if we did, we'd want an only child. We both loved the idea of the one-child lifestyle, the extra resources, traveling more, getting back to restful sleeps and feeling like ourselves again… Continue reading On having a second child

A Sunday Funday at the Butterfly Conservatory

We had an empty weekend. That is so rare and so sweet an occurrence for me, the homebody. Besides Avery's early Saturday morning swimming lesson (my wife wore the bathing suit this week so I didn't even have to shave my legs) we had nothing scheduled. We spent Saturday lazing around the house, cooking, and… Continue reading A Sunday Funday at the Butterfly Conservatory

How To Throw an Awesome Adoption Party

We have lots of friends all over North America working on second parent adoptions in response to the Trump presidency. We have other friends who adopted a child in the traditional sense but didn't see any precedent for throwing their family a party, although they probably felt like they deserved one! Adoption is something to… Continue reading How To Throw an Awesome Adoption Party