The life you’re watching online is not perfect, and it’s okay if yours is not

A toddler goes running through the room, a kindergartner close behind, if not passing her from room to room. Calls to cut it out fall upon tiny, deaf ears. An infant now awake and needing to be held. Laundry piling, baths to be given, meals to be made and eaten. Work. The baby’s crying again.Continue reading “The life you’re watching online is not perfect, and it’s okay if yours is not”

Three’s Company – car seat edition

Come and knock on our door… Just don’t make it the car door. We’re maxed out on space. Hard to believe that just over a month ago we were still parents of two, that we hadn’t met our wonderful, second daughter, nor knew that she was even going to be a girl (we like theContinue reading “Three’s Company – car seat edition”

It’s a girl….again!

Late nights. Weary-eyed mornings. It very well could sound a lot like my twenties, but yet it is something we’re doing all over again, yet completely new. That’s right. Our third child has arrived and it’s a girl…again! That makes us the proud parents of a five year old boy, a two year old girlContinue reading “It’s a girl….again!”

Car Seat Mania!!!

So, in under a month we welcome our third child to our family and warn them of the impending insanity that they’ll be forced to tolerate for the rest of their little lives. And while the occasion is certainly one for celebrating, it’s left our family with a particular dilemma – how to fit threeContinue reading “Car Seat Mania!!!”

The trap of the digital escape

This past week, my wife and I sat in the doctor’s office, staring at a black and white image on the screen. The grainy images of an arm, a foot, and eventually a profile of a head filled us with smiles inside and out as we finally put a somewhat-face to the growing little personContinue reading “The trap of the digital escape”

Of birthdays, books, and babies…

It’s been a big week in our household. It was my wife’s birthday, which required a little detour from our plans to go out to dinner as a family due to authorities searching for an armed suspect in the wooded areas outlying our neighborhood. So, we ate at home, Meg insisting upon cooking a deliciousContinue reading “Of birthdays, books, and babies…”

My cloth conversion

When we were having our son more than 3 years ago and Meg brought up the topic of cloth diapers, I kept an open mind, but admit, my lack of knowledge on the subject made me pretty darn skeptical. We tried , but as with many things that go with the whirlwind of a firstContinue reading “My cloth conversion”

It’s a Girl!

If I’ve failed to write as of late, it’s like the old saying goes, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Or blame it on the sleep deprivation. Yes, Meg and I have been up late once again, all for a wonderful reason – a little over a week ago, we welcomed our second child into theContinue reading “It’s a Girl!”

Ready or not, here they come

“You’re never going to truly be ready.” That was a piece advice given to me some years ago by a friend when I asked her how she and her husband knew when they were ready to have their first child. And she was right. No matter how much running we did to prepare for ourContinue reading “Ready or not, here they come”

Big Boy Bed

Just like the warm breeze of summer is destined to make way to chilly winds of fall, so too go the years of our lives, moving, what seems, ever-faster the older we get. And when it comes to watching our children grow, that train of time seems to forever be speeding faster and faster awayContinue reading “Big Boy Bed”