On Becoming a Parent: 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting, Part 1

On Becoming a Parent: 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting, Part 1

Let’s just start by saying that my son is nearly 18 months of age.

A lot has happened (in somehow, what seems to be a very long, and a very short period of time). I recognize that my perception of this first year can (and probably will) change. Still, part of the reason I wanted to take down my feelings here and now, is because of the proximity. The freshness. My feelings are pretty raw. And while I know that they’ll soften some, there’s a vividness… a clarity marking my experience as authentic. Un-romanticized. Maybe, un-apologetically accurate?

Anyhow, I think it’s also important to recognize that it’s taken me a full 18 months to actually sit down, process, and in turn write about this experience. If we had any questions about the impact that becoming a parent has had on my life –

there is your answer.

One baby, Two (adorable) Showers

One baby, Two (adorable) Showers

When my sister announced that she was pregnant with her first child, my first thought was “holy cannoli!! No way  – it isn’t happening! Can this be happening??!! This is happening!” My second thought was, HOW will this happen? Because she lives in Northern California… 

Do Make Say Think – Listen!

Do Make Say Think – Listen!

OK, are there any Broken Social Scene Fans out there?   Anybody? Can I get a (very Canadian) woop woop?!   If the answer is yes, you are probably aware of the fact that a few of the (many) members of the post-rock ensemble have 

Friday Favorites, Vol. 1: Summer Edition

Friday Favorites, Vol. 1: Summer Edition

Since before I can remember, I have loved magazines.   I mean, seriously though. If I got the chance to pop in to a Barnes and Noble (yes I was 13 going on 40) I would go straight for an issue of foreign Vogue. One 

Santa Barbara Weekender

Santa Barbara Weekender

        There’s nothing better than kicking off Summer with a little weekend getaway. Especially one that involves cold beer, a sandy beach and family (or pup) friendly accommodations. One of the lovely things about living in Southern California – there’s no shortage of wonderful, accessible destinations