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Settling Back In…The Hard Way We’ve been back almost 6 weeks but the truth is the readjustment to life after the journey started at least a good month before we boarded our plane to Oz. A readjustment insofar as, while
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Longing for Pooville What seems like eons ago, mere weeks after announcing our pending parenthood, the emails started. Tongue in cheek, congratulatory emails otherwise known as “Now-you’ve-done-it-and-here’s-what you-can-look-forward-to emails”. They were emails demonstrating in oh so graphic detail all the
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From the moment you learn you’re having a baby, the list of all the things you’re told you’ll be forced to do without starts out pretty long. Start with any and every hobby you ever told yourself you loved to
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Dueling with Dora Life before Dora…Yes, I remember it well. It was such a simple time. A time where going across the road for a run around in the park was a straight forward five minute walk…tops. And, as for
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The moment Kaia began dragging herself around the house signaled the start of a two part process: child proofing the house and, even more importantly, finding a happy medium in learning to let your child fail. The first was relatively
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The answer to the Million Dollar Question of how long before the novelty of life working at a mine camp wore off? Exactly three weeks. Long enough for that first seemingly quick two week swing and subsequent week off to
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I’d been warned about ‘changes of the heart’–the countless little things that change in you–that occur after a child enters the picture. Words involving captivation and vulnerability of the heart. And all, it seemed, to obscure and inconceivable sounding degrees.
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Long before Kaia was born, a common refrain we heard from many friends who’d bravely endured the path we were about to undertake was, “Catch up on your sleep now, you’ll need it.” I’d generally respond with a polite, ‘Oh