Dry-erasing the memories as a new chapter starts

It’s been an emotional 24 hours, and it all begins with a dry erase board. What? A dry erase board? How much wallop can a piece of plastic sitting on the refrigerator really pack? Quite a bit, actually. You see, the dry erase board has been hanging on our fridge from the day we firstContinue reading “Dry-erasing the memories as a new chapter starts”

What I’m Reading: Magical Child – Chapter 1

I have currently begun reading the book “Magical Child” by Joseph Chilton Pearce. A quick web search of background on Pearce turns up his belief that active, imaginative play is the most important of all childhood activities because it cultivates mastery of one’s environment, which he terms “creative competence”. Children denied that form of playContinue reading “What I’m Reading: Magical Child – Chapter 1”

Our latest reads

It’s no secret that I absolutely love reading to my son. I don’t know if, at just a few weeks old, his mind absorbs anything of what I’m actually saying so much as just listening to his father’s voice, but either way, it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. I try very muchContinue reading “Our latest reads”

Separation Anxiety

The family unit has survived my (gasp) return to work, despite my insane fears of hardship and anxiety last week. Meg has been home with the wee one, who has slept for most of the days, except for when he’s hungry or dirty, of course. I can’t wait for the times ahead when he’s awakeContinue reading “Separation Anxiety”

Social Butterfly

I think my wife thinks I’m too social sometimes. The other half the time, I’m sure I come off as a recluse or a grumpy old man, but sometimes, just sometimes, I get a little burst of excitement from meeting new people. We just completed our childbirth class, and in it we’ve come across aContinue reading “Social Butterfly”