Your Child is Not a Machine.

Your Child is Not a Machine.

There was nothing extraordinary about last night. The lights in the nursery were dimmed; Bennett had a warm bath; and he snuggled up to my chest to nurse before bed. This was typical. This was routine. My husband lied on the floor next to the crib, waiting to burp him halfway through his feeding. Salmon was […]

The Good, Bad, and Ugly New Parent

The Good, Bad, and Ugly New Parent

I’ve only been a parent for about 6 months. I’ve been caring for a life that is not my own for just half a year. My younger self would say Meh, that’s not very long. Ohhh but it is. It’s very long. You see: if you measure time in days, 6 months is really not very long. But if you […]