Happy 6 Month Birthday, Abigail!

Happy 6 Month Birthday, Abigail!

Well, true to the name of our blog, we were somewhat misguided when it came to our expectations for keeping up with regular blog posts.  I figured we’d be able to at least post something twice a week.  I mean, now that Abigail is here we’d have all sorts of new content!  Yeah, well this … Continue reading

I’m the Anti-Poop Whisperer.

Every once in awhile you get on a roll when everything just seems to go your way and it feels like nothing can stop you. This is what we call a “streak.” In the sports world there are some very well known streaks such as: Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive games played Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting … Continue reading

Have Baby, Will Travel

Baby Abigail is free to travel the world!  She now has an official United States of America Passport!!  Just came in the mail this past weekend.  The hardest part of the whole process was getting her to hold still long enough to look into the camera for her picture, have her eyes open and not … Continue reading

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?

About two months after your child is born it’s common to have a check-in appointment with your pediatrician to see how things are coming along.  Is baby growing?  Eating?  Hitting developmental milestones?  And, to receive their first round of childhood vaccinations.  Like lots of other things in my life these days, until recently I hadn’t … Continue reading

Celebrating Mother’s Day Without Gifts and Flowers?

Celebrating Mother’s Day Without Gifts and Flowers?

This Sunday is Mother’s Day – a day for each family to honor their mother and celebrate motherhood. Like many other holidays in the U.S., Mother’s Day is commercialized.  Think Valentine’s Day and the pressure put on folks (generally men) to buy flowers, greeting cards, chocolates, stupid stuffed animals holding various heart shapes, etc. for … Continue reading

Outsourcing Our Parenting Responsibilities

Over the past 11 weeks parenthood has provided me with a number of experiences that under different circumstances would have seemed rather odd.  You know, things like sniffing Abigail’s butt to see if she’s sitting in poop, having a mini-celebration when we get a big burp, and thinking 3 straight hours of sleep is a … Continue reading

When Breast ISN’T Best

When Breast ISN’T Best

Long before Abigail was born, I decided I was going to do everything in my power to try to breastfeed my baby.  Andy and I, two people who care a lot about food, where it comes from, and the impact it has on our bodies were keen on making sure our baby was a “grass … Continue reading

The Model vs. The Boxer

The Model vs. The Boxer

As first time parents you take a LOT of pictures since we wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to document Abigail’s first (smile, walk outside, visit from friends/relatives, cute sleeping face).  You get the point – the camera is pretty much strapped to our hips at all times.  But every once in awhile you capture … Continue reading

Lying to My Daughter – Is It Ever OK?

Lying to My Daughter – Is It Ever OK?

Yesterday was Easter Sunday – day for family gatherings, eating good food, Easter egg hunts, and for some, a day of religious celebration of sacrifice and renewal.  All sounds very nice, doesn’t it?  But I forgot our good friend The Easter Bunny.  You see, Easter is one of those days where many parents tell elaborate … Continue reading