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”   

A Day in the Life with a 10 Month Old

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

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

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

Quick update on life: 4 things 

We have daycare!! Starting in September Avery will be going to a warm and sensitive caregiver with only one other 12 month old little girl, from 9-1, 3 days a week. We will slowly increase that to 9-2:30 4 days a week. It is the perfect situation for us.  Avery is getting into EVERYTHING. Crawling… Continue reading Quick update on life: 4 things 

The Lullaby as a family heirloom

I'm talking about your every day, run of the mill, possibly out of tune (but it doesn't matter) lullabies. They don't have to be anything fancy, and they may be the same songs that many other families sang and cherished as their own. But there is something very meaningful and sentimental about these songs. I… Continue reading The Lullaby as a family heirloom

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

The Work-At-Home-Parent

I see a lot of posts on social media about what it means to be a stay at home parent or a working parent, how these parents made the decision to stay at home or go back to work, and the guilt and pressures they feel about their decision (because ALL parents feel guilt). I… Continue reading The Work-At-Home-Parent