I am struggling. I have this feeling somewhere deep inside of me that maybe we should have another baby. There was a certainty that I was done, happy with my family, and I was complete. But now, now I think about cuddling a little baby and spending that quiet time bonding.
The kid is [...]
We are now the proud parents of a two year old. She is absolutely wonderful in so many ways and I think we both love her more than we ever knew was possible. She entertains us and gives great hugs and she tells great stories and laughs and laughs.
But holy hell.
Being a working mother is hard.
I have been back at work for less than a year and it all started out really well. We had routines, we were getting dinner on the table and getting the kid into bed, I was getting exercise and it was fun being at work, surrounded by adults.
Today’s Parent is looking for some new bloggers. In order to apply, we’re supposed to write a post about what makes us unique as parent bloggers. The easy answer is that all parent bloggers are unique. No two parenting experiences are the same – which is the main reason I wanted to start this [...]
Amy posted a series of pictures recently including the first picture of me holding my daughter – one she called Instant Daddy. It’s a sweet sentiment and I won’t really argue with her too strenuously but the fact is the first Daddy moment actually came a few minutes earlier. How do I know? [...]
We are suffering from full on toddler in our house. The word MINE is spoken more often than ever before. Where the kid was always pretty easy-going she will now throw a full on, kicking, screaming, ‘NO MOMMY NO’ tantrum for what seem to be the smallest things.
She fights when you want her [...]
We took the kid to an Ottawa Senators game Tuesday (home opener win over the Wild in a shootout, on the off chance you read this blog for your sports fix. Neil had a huge game, by the way).
At one point during the game, Amy noted that the Sens had introduced cheerleaders of sorts [...]
There. That wasn’t so hard.
Amy and I were both in agreement, right from the start, that we weren’t going to try to come up with cutesy names for our child’s body parts – particularly the reproductive ones. When we found out we were having a girl we became even more steadfast in our [...]
It probably goes without saying but Amy and I are pretty comfortable being open about ourselves online. Amy’s way more open than I am but we’re both way above average.
For me, it’s really helpful to hear from other parents and young(ish) families. By being open we connect more than we otherwise would.
And, of [...]
This morning Joe and I both had a moment. This morning we both looked at our baby and saw a real kid. She’s 19 months old now but I can’t help but to keep thinking she’s already 2. She’s very big for her age, always has been at least 100% on the height and weight [...]