Baby Wearing

“Baby-wearing” has become a buzz phrase, now that I’m a mother anyway.  I hear and see “baby-wearing” everywhere.  Personally, I love baby-wearing. It allows for freedom and bonding at the same time!  I like the idea of getting the vacuuming and laundry done while snuggling my little bug.  Everyone has opinions on what materials and…

Living with Parents

Everyone has been wondering—What’s it like to be back living with the parents again?  And actually not “everyone” is wondering, I tend to exaggerate. My husband and I are living with my parents while he attends Law school.  Just so we are clear: two married couples, a baby, and three dogs. Wishing to move out starts…

Featured Personal Experience: Generations Part I

Love is one of those concepts, or absolute truths according to Plato, that is universal and transcendent.   Love is many things.   Love grows, expands, evolves, and transforms throughout time.   And those are flowery words that only begin to scrape the surface.   Grandpa was explaining his most recent existential experience after babysitting.  “It all starts…

Working Hard & Hardly Working

We all complain to some degree over the amount of “hard work” we do, are doing, or have to do.  People attempt the joke, Are you working hard, or hardly working?  And we roll our eyes and think, Original.  We simultaneous do both; we are always working hard, and hardly working.  You say, But, that’s…

The First Feeding

  August 12, 2012 Mckinley tried rice cereal for the first time.     At first she was most likely thinking, “what the heck is this stuff? and why am I eating thicker milk from a toy?”   Now however, she is getting the hang of it flailing her arms in excitement. Now: a video…