Oh hey there! Long time no see. Been a little busy over the past 11+ weeks, you see. Getting around to birthing (well, supporting the birth of) and then caretaking for the little one whose existence is behind the whole raison d'etre of this blog. It's been all the things: amazing and wonderful, challenging and exhausting, joyful, … Continue reading On your child’s and partner’s well-being, personal sacrifice, and breast- vs formula-feeding (plus Parshat Vayeira)
Alright, so this post has been sitting in my drafts for close on two months ... because in the meantime, something crazy happened. [spoiler alert] We had a baby! It's been amazing, and challenging, and wonderful, and all the things ... much more to come on that. This post already had a couple false starts … Continue reading The Waiting Game
The internet has no shortage of baby-preparation checklists. How do you know what you ACTUALLY need? Can your child's entire wardrobe consist of hooded things with fuzzy ears?
Sometimes being a good husband means giving your partner emotional support when she's dealing with all the difficulties of pregnancy, or doing the pelvis squeeze thing when her hips hurt. Sometimes it just means being there to pull off all the paper that stuck to her butt from the exam table at the doctor's office … Continue reading Being a good husband
Among the hardest decisions in the approach to a new baby is, of course, THE NAME. So. Hard. To. Decide.
In a society entrenched in toxic masculinity, modalities deemed "appropriately" masculine are emphasized while other modalities are either mocked or allowed but only with an ironic wink (see: bromance). What's that about?
What a lovely gathering it was for Mama Bear to be supported and celebrate her impending motherhood. It got me thinking: what sort of support do we as male-identified friends give each other when one of us is preparing to be a father?
"Since I am not a creature of habit, those morning walks with Lev became almost the only ritual in my life, a kind of slow, pleasant awakening in an equally sleepy universe, until one evening that spring ... " Etgar Keret - short story author & capturer of the often bizarre and surreal nature of … Continue reading Egar Keret and his son’s morning walks to school
Given that it's Fathers Day, what better than to share some of what I've learned from my own Jewish father? Here are 18 things I've learned from my dad.