Oh Baby…I Mean Toddler

I think it’s official. Justine has well and truly crossed over the baby/toddler dividing line. Last Saturday, we hosted friends from Columbus for the day. As the chaos of kids played in the living room, my friend watched Justine toddle around the furniture....
Crib Notes: Locomotion Is Nigh

Crib Notes: Locomotion Is Nigh

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 I am close. I can feel it. Months of lying helpless on my back like a sad turtle slowly morph into months of rolling from back to tummy–only to be stuck in that position like a sad whale. After months of a rigorous exercise routine (my...
Mission Report 001: Beginning Log

Mission Report 001: Beginning Log

Date: 06.27.19 | Time: 0752 Hours | Location: Homebase PERSONAL LOG Six months as of Sunday the 23rd. That’s how long I’ve been in boot camp. I intended to write sooner–SOMEONE was insistent about it–but the rigors of training proved too...

Rested and Loving It

We are a pair of well-rested parents at the time of this writing, and we wanted to celebrate by sharing! The kids started sleeping in 4-5 hour chunks two weeks ago. Last week, that turned into 6-8 hour chunks. After putting the kids to bed at 6:30 pm, it is quite...
Crib Notes: Locomotion Is Nigh

Crib Notes: Begone, Thou Bug of Sneezes and Muck

Sunday, March 24th through Tuesday, March 26th The dawn bloomed grey and muted this morn in northern Canton, matching the condition of my disposition. My sonorous voice has been reduced to a scratchy, pathetic thing. There is muck sliding down my esophagus. I am sick....

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