Spilling The Beans

When I was trying to get pregnant with Maddie, I read a ton of books and articles with loads of conflicting advice. There was one thing that they all agreed on – you shouldn’t tell anyone you’re pregnant until the second trimester. So, that was our plan…until things started to go haywire. I ended up…

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(Not) The Birthday Girl

Yesterday was the third birthday of Annie’s BFF and cousin, Michaela. To celebrate, my sister invited us over for pizza, cake, and presents, and Annie was very excited – especially since everything was princess themed. We had a great night together, but there was one part of the night that wasn’t so great. Annie had…

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Restless

I am restless. When I was a kid and I felt like this, I’d spend an entire weekend rearranging my bedroom. I’d move all the furniture, hang posters on different walls, and reorganize my closet. By the end of the weekend my space felt new and different, and it was enough to give me a…

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Magic Mike (and Annie)

Yesterday I ate lunch at a local strip mall, and as I headed to my car I noticed it had a magic shop! This excited me because, as a boy, I went through a woefully nerdy period when I was into magic tricks and silly gags. Intrigued, I stepped into the magic shop to see…

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Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

My Facebook feed has been full of fresh babies. A few months ago, I was quickly scrolling past them, but lately I’ve been stopping and looking at each scrunchy new face, remembering how good new babies smell, how tiny they are, how perfect they feel when they fall asleep on your chest. I am ready…

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