For the longest time I was a stay-at-home mother and I loved it! I loved everything about it. The arts and crafts I created with my kids, the day trips anywhere we wanted, and the snuggles, oh the snuggles....
"Mama, why is my drawing in the garbage?" Violet pouted from behind hurt eyes, her little toddler hand clutched around a scribbled-on piece of ripped-out notebook paper. "Oh, whoops! I'm sure it was an accident," I stammered, feigning surprise. If you have a kid in...

The Picture of Parenting

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I was lifting her up so that she could put the star on our Christmas tree. For some reason, it was that moment that made me feel like, "Okay, I'm a mom now." There are lots of moments like...

Will

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On Sunday, November 3rd, my wife completed her third marathon—this one in New York City.  It was particularly resonant for her, and for me, because it is the city where we met and fell in love.  8 years, ago...
I like the Quiet

I Like the Quiet.

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My youngest child went to kindergarten. The only creatures in my house, aside from some unnamed and unwelcome fruit flies, are me and my cat, Doyle. I sit here at my desk and listen. Quiet. I like the quiet. I can hear the...
Oh 2015. I have high hopes that this will be the year that we become a diaper-free household. My two-year-old (who turns three in April) is less convinced. She has been unimpressed with big girl underwear even when they are...
I began compiling my mommy bucket list when I was pregnant with my first child six years ago. My idea was to have a list of experiences I’d like to have as a family before my wee ones became...
I've become completely obsessed with knowing my kids. Let me explain. The other day, I was listening to Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran. And the lyrics hit me hard. Don’t laugh, that’s not a punchline. Ed Sheeran is in...
Being a stepparent is hard and there is no easy way around that fact. I was recently reminded of this by another parent. The parent assumed that I didn’t love my stepchild enough because I expressed that I wanted to...
A funny thing has happened to me in the last year. Not only have I completely stopped using disposable tampons and pads (and I'm happy about it, more on that later) ... I've also found out that women left...
Books are magical. I know e-readers are said to be the wave of the future, but gosh, I hope they never truly replace books. There is something indescribable about having a book in hand that you can hold, flip through,...

A Hopeful Story

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I told the story here.  It was the one about children first conceived in a heart and then in a Petri dish. There was fear and hope and a deep contented smile of an ending that left me laden...
When my first daughter was just over 1 yr old, I witnessed what had to be one of the most terrifying moments in my life. It played out something like this. Piper, 1 yr old at the time, was overly...
{Disclaimer: We have partnered with Poe Wovens to bring you the following post. However, all opinions are our own!} In November 2014 I wrote a post about my journey thus far in babywearing, highlighting my new found love for soft-structured...

In + Around Vermont

Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
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Why I HATE Fall… Y’all