I felt certain that my milestone-missing toddler wasn’t just a “lazy baby,” as one doctor affectionately called her. I knew in my heart that she was autistic.
I’ve been nursing my daughter for the last two and a half years. I had a goal to make it until her first birthday, and when that day came and went, we just kind of kept going. There were no more episodes of clogged milk ducts, no more leaking through my shirts and I no […]
Ah, sweet summertime. Once upon a time, the season brought the scent of tanning oil and feel of the hot sand under your feet. Now it brings always-hungry kids and a line around the block to get an iced coffee. For some of us, it also brings summer babies. Precious little bundles wrapped in muslin […]
I’ve been accused of having a touch of OCD when it comes to cleanliness and order, and I don’t deny that I’m an uptight asshole who takes personal hygiene perhaps a bit too seriously. I’ve been known to shower up to three times a day, and yes, I realize that is not normal. There are […]
I don’t know about you, but traditional Father’s Day gifts have never really fit within my family. All of the aisles of ties and cuff-links and BBQ gear that fill the department stores just seemed like empty gifts that my Dad would never use. And now that I get to help my 9-year-old daughter shop […]
Father’s Day often sneaks up on families and it results in last minute scrambling for DIY projects for the kids to make. Save your empty cans after dinner this week and upcycle them into these cute popsicle stick planters that’ll be perfect for a dad’s desk or office this year. Kids can have fun painting […]
When I was growing up, Father’s Day was a particularly vulnerable time for me. I was raised by a single mother; a fiercely intelligent hard working woman who had me when she was only 17. I never met my birth father, and in the early years of school, this was never more evident than on […]
When we were expecting our first child, I had a list of about 300 items we needed. But my husband, also excited about the impending arrival of Baby #1, didn’t care about many details beyond the crib (easy to install, please!) and the stroller (solid turning radius a must!). However, one thing that he really […]
Kids can be total jerks and toddler life can be challenging, but they sure are cute when they apologize.
I want to take a moment to tell you that I am still in love with you. And yes, a lot of that has to do with what an amazing father you are.