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”   

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

Why I hated my Mother’s Day gift and how I fixed it

So for mothers day I had a plan to gift my wife and myself with custom made mugs. I recruited a local artist to work with me on a custom design. One would say Mommy (for me) and one Mo (for my wife). The mugs would also include the date of our daughter's birth, and… Continue reading Why I hated my Mother’s Day gift and how I fixed it

Simplicity Parenting, a review 

I started drafting this review back in March. Then I fell off the book club bandwagon. I missed the meeting where we discussed this book, and the next book... But I'm back on track for July. And I did read Simplicity Parenting, so I thought I'd make a brief review post about it now. Better… Continue reading Simplicity Parenting, a review 

Weekend Update in Pictures and Words

My weekend was extended into Monday because I had the stomach flu and my wife had to stay home to look after Avery while I laid in bed all day. So today is my back to reality day. Today is my Monday.  On Friday when my wife got home from work we put up our… Continue reading Weekend Update in Pictures and Words

To my shy child

One of the most amazing things about being your mom is watching your personality develop and getting to know you as your own person. Even though you're just a baby still, it's clear that you are shy, observant, cautious, and sensitive. You're also a goofball, you love to laugh and be tossed in the air… Continue reading To my shy child

An update on sleep

I've kind of settled into this life of little sleep. It has been 9 months and 1 week since I slept through the night. No, that's not true. There was a while there when Avery was 5-6 months old that I demanded we bed share because the dreaded 4 month sleep regression had destroyed any… Continue reading An update on sleep

So negative lately 

I've always been an eternal optimist. To an obnoxious extent. It took a lot of formal and informal education for me to learn that active listening and empathy required not always looking for the positive in people's experiences. Sometimes people just need to experience a negative emotion. Sometimes negative feelings can't, or even shouldn't, be… Continue reading So negative lately