I have been here before. At one point, before my daughter came along, all three of my boys were in school at once. I didn’t like it. I treasured the disappearance of the sibling WWF rounds and the cries of “I’m bored.” Or “I’m starved.” But between those bits of relief, I felt empty. Like […]
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At about age five, my son started showing an interest in football. At that point, I was against it. What changed my mind? Education. Instead of researching car seat safety, I was researching helmet technology and fitting guidelines.
He is only going half days for kindergarten. I tell everyone that it is because I don’t think he can handle full days yet. And that is true. The other reason is because I am not ready for him to do full days yet. He is my first and my only and I am clinging.
These days when it is time to shop for groceries, I simply look at my weekly meal plans, print out the appropriate shopping list and go! By keeping the current list of meal plans on our fridge, I know exactly what to prepare ahead of time and what to set out to thaw. The hardest […]
I must tell all of you about this amazing new diet healthy eating plan that my husband and I embarked on a few months ago. You may have heard of the Whole30 plan. Well, it’s EXACTLY that, except you cheat and quit on day 14. It’s fantastic I tell you!
“Dad,” she beamed, “I’m so glad you’re home. I really miss you when you’re gone. But I’m also glad when you come home because Mommy makes dinner again.”
Date night is not my favorite term. In fact, it is a term that grates on my nerves a bit. Some people don’t like “moist” or “panties”. I will take either over “date night”. Nonetheless, my husband and I decided some form of “us time” was required so we could remember how to have a […]
As any new parent will tell you, nothing can quite prepare you for the first year of your child’s life. It’s extraordinary, exhilarating and downright exhausting! It’s beautiful and messy and frightening. And while I’ve heard reflections from many new mothers about their journeys through the first year, I realized that I hadn’t heard as […]
Aaaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!! Flipping flickers! I called them woodpeckers until my husband corrected me. He took a semester of ornithology in college, so I’ll defer to him on this one. The difference, as far as I am concerned? Flickers essentially are GIANT woodpeckers. And they are doing their best to ruin my sleep; therefore, my life. The Excitement […]
Just before I had my first child – okay, before my wife had our first child – an acquaintance told me that once a man becomes a dad, he’s no longer cool. But that wasn’t going to happen to me. Immediately after our girl was born, though, I discovered some truth in the statement. I’ll […]