This spring, I have been inspired by the French approach to parenting, and particularly, the importance French parents place on teaching their kids to eat well. Head over to read my reviews of Bringing Up Bebe and French Kids Eat Everything for more details on the books. These books nurtured a budding idea about the … Read moreBuilding a Foundation: My Wholly Unqualified Theory On Parenting
I’m not sure if I can point to the moment everything felt different, but it does somehow. I feel as if we are in a new place, my little family and I. A place where being a family doesn’t feel so strangely new. Where I feel a quiet confidence in who we are and where … Read moreHitting a Stride
I sat watching the dancing, my hand on my belly, my feet uncomfortably swollen to the point that even flip flops felt too constricting. My wife sat next to me, a look of veiled anxiety that told me what she was thinking: this could literally happen anytime. Heidi is a frickin’ time bomb just waiting … Read moreA Thoughtful Little Boy: Our Birth Story
I wanted a girl I thought it would be easier for me to connect with and parent a little girl. I was wrong. I simply can’t imagine anything more wonderful than this little boy, and the joy and connection was so strong I was immediately proven wrong on that theory. I have never loved anything … Read moreI Wanted A Girl – and 9 Other Things I Was Wrong About
Personal questions during pregnancy… I knew they would come up. I’ve heard the horror stories from women who have been there, preparing me for the deeply probing questions about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting that are inevitable when you choose to procreate. Clearly, there are some really insensitive people out there, with absolutely no sense of … Read moreHow I answer personal questions about childbirth, and 3 realities I base those answers on.
I am standing on the brink of the most powerful change in my life, facing something that is at once nearly universal, and deeply personal: motherhood. Just 8 weeks (or so) from now, I will bring a new life into the world, and by doing so, completely change mine and that of my wife. It’s … Read moreChanging Seasons and Building Villages