Yes, that’s a toothbrush next to the can opener.

This is not staged. It's an actual mess that accumulated on our counter one evening last week. Here is a list of all the things that do not belong here: Three wine bottles Half of an avocado Dirty bib Grater Onion, avocado and mushroom scraps Notebook Can opener Electric toothbrush Toothbrush charger Measuring spoon Bag… Continue reading Yes, that’s a toothbrush next to the can opener.

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Wrong again. Then right.

There have been so many times during our seven months with Stella when we thought we had everything figured out, only to discover that we were completely wrong. Back when she was refusing to eat and not gaining much weight, before her two months with the tube, we were, at one point, convinced that the… Continue reading Wrong again. Then right.

My other resume

I've jumped back into the freelance writing life in an effort to make a bit of money while I stay home with Stella Bella. This, of course, necessitated the updating of my resume. It got me thinking. Some of my most impressive achievements and abilities will never grace the pages of this supposedly all-important document.… Continue reading My other resume

A memory from our hospital stay

During our stay at Children's, blood, stool and urine samples were taken and tested for literally dozens and dozens of things. Dr. Lindsay Fox was kind enough to review the findings with us, and she couldn't help but wonder aloud about one of the results. With a gentle but quizzical look on her face, Dr.… Continue reading A memory from our hospital stay

Recipe for Sleep

Serves one almost-eight-weeks-old baby. INGREDIENTS: 75-minute PediaSleep hairdryer mp3 iPod Old-school stereo system One small fan Vicks warm mist humidifier Memory foam sleep positioner Pottery Barn Kids bassinet Two swaddling blankets Over-used exercise ball One warm receiving blanket Download the 75-minute PediaSleep hairdryer mp3, add it to your iPod, and set it to play on… Continue reading Recipe for Sleep