So I made it through three days of Hanukkah gratitude posts before Shabbat hit and then days so packed with unpacking and trips to home goods stores to get our new apartment feeling like home that I never got back to the following days. But it’s never too late for gratitude, right? Here’s what I … Continue reading On Leave (plus some extended Hanukkah gratitude)
A Hanukkah Gratitude Practice – Day Three
Red Panda Cub had her 4-month pediatrician check-up today, and I'm happy to report that all is healthy and well! The foofooberry is growing like a champ and doing all the things a four month old human is normally capable of doing. We've officially kept our child alive for one-third of her first year. Success! Going … Continue reading A Hanukkah Gratitude Practice – Day Three
A Hanukkah Gratitude Practice – Day Two
I woke this morning to the softly lit glow of freshly fallen snow reflecting into our bedroom (which still doesn't have blinds ... we just moved!). Had it not been 4:45 AM, I might have remembered to say Modeh Ani — the statement of gratitude spoken upon first awakening in Jewish tradition. מוֹדֶה אֲנִי לְפָנֶיךָ … Continue reading A Hanukkah Gratitude Practice – Day Two
Three Weeks Out / All The Stuff
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?
On Baby Names
Among the hardest decisions in the approach to a new baby is, of course, THE NAME. So. Hard. To. Decide.
On Baby Showers and Things
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?