Poo-Plosion

Poo-Plosion

I’ve never watched that Discovery channel show Dirty Jobs, but today, I would have been a contestant. (Warning: If you can’t handle discussions about poo, this is your chance to click away.) Justine has struggled with constipation from Day 1, bless her...
Shopping Cart Camels & 512 Ball-Pit Balls

Shopping Cart Camels & 512 Ball-Pit Balls

The Game Every morning after breakfast, my children play the same game over and over again. They love this game. They will run and giggle and carry on for nearly an hour. Me, I’m not a huge fan. Why? Because the game is filling their toy shopping carts to the...

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...
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....