Year: 2017

"Making a potion for a healthy child" - Witch Hazel

It’s the cold season: Don’t Toss out the Old Wives’ Tales!

The flu season takes its toll and while we struggle to maintain our own health, there’s nothing we want more than a healthy child. Here’s some natural “potions” from my family’s long history of “witches” that can keep your child (and you!) happy and healthy Alex always says that he thinks I come from a […]

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My Yearbook: Creative, Fun, Concentrated Documentation of Your Child That Will Be Remembered For Life!

Encourage in-door creativity: work with your kids to create and decorate a notebook that is all about their lives; A year-round pictorial guided diary that will remained as a memory for years to come. Here’s an idea for hours and hours of kids creative activity: A whole book dedicated to a year in the life […]

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That Time When We Had a Huge Fight in Front of the Kids

Yes, we fight. We’re not the picture perfect couple. Sometimes we even fight in front of the kids. And when we do — we also kiss and make up in front of them. Alex and I don’t fight a lot. We fight, but since we started couples therapy it’s been so much better. I think […]

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Matt Mason: co-parenting with ex-wife and future husband

The story of Matt Mason from Wisconsin is very interesting: He was married to his high school sweetheart before coming out as gay, and by the time they decided to separate (in good terms), they’ve already had three kids. How did he come out to his 11-year-old son? and how him and his now fiancé […]

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That Time My Husband Went on a Three-Day Working Trip Out of Town

I worry I whine too much about how hard it is to take care of two babies (now toddlers), especially when for some parents it seem like a piece of cake. I think that to some extent the pain and suffering Alex and I are experiencing is related to the fact that both of us […]

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Books

The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads: Everything You Need to Know About LGBTQ Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid to Ask by Eric Rosswood Having a kid is like coming out all over again, on a daily basis, especial if you have an infant. Was coming out stressful for you? It’s about to get more intense […]

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This Parent is Broken: There Are Days When You Just Want to Return Them

I had a great idea for a blog post. It’s been circling around my head for a few days now. But just as I opened a new document and was about to type in the first word there was a knock on my home office door. It was our nanny. “Hi, sorry to bother you […]

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Tip: Night Off!

Parenting is hard. It’s so hard that from work to kids (to gym) to sleep you can’t believe how fast the week has gone by and you did nothing but slave away at what can feel like an endless routine. Remember when we had friends? Especially friends who didn’t have kids? Remember sitting around talking […]

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How We Got Our Babies to Sleep Through the Night

Both Alex and I are very organized people. Before the kids came along, our days were pretty much regimented. We had our jobs, our workouts at the gym, our nights out and our lazy time in front of the TV. After the pooping-eating-sleeping bombs dropped in our house, we tried as quickly as we could […]

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Navigate the Sea of Baby Toys

I remember the day when I finally realized that the two poop-machines in the house need entertainment too. The first three months had pretty much passed with a couple of knitted rattles, and a lot of music and singing my childhood’s pop songs to their faces. But now they’d started moving and we wanted to […]

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