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Advanced Babbling.

My little Reese is a sound effects machine. At nearly 8 months, she’s graduated from mouthing silent expressions to straight-up consonant caterwauling.  From the shrill Jamie Lee Curtis scream to a coo that melts you, she’s got it all.  This, ladies … Continue reading

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Infant Onesies: Buttons vs. Zippers.

No contest–zippers win every time.  For me, it’s all about efficiency–zip, one fluid  motion. Done. With buttons?  It’s like trying to herd cats.  Some onesies barbarically require the closure of 10+ mind-numbing buttons.  I should end here, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Her Name is Reese.

My daughter (just typing this has me all choked up) will soon be 4 months old, and she’s consistently breaking my heart.  An eager explorer, she’s fascinated by all things, things we adults rarely give the time of day, recessed … Continue reading

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Diaper Wars.

No one likes to change diapers.  You’re assaulted by shrieking infant-hydras, mad brachiating baby limbs, herculean diaper deposits, mountains of soiled laundry.  And the remains of a newborn’s umbilical cord, that crusty gorilla finger, further complexify the event.  You have … Continue reading

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The Cult of Kid.

Having a kid is like joining a cult.  You immediately worship them, become a selfless automaton, an unwavering vessel of devotion.  We sprint in service at the slightest coo.  We kneel, penitent before their deific whims.  We change their horrifying … Continue reading

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Racing Toward Greater Responsibility (Expecting Our Second Child).

We’re about 8 weeks from our new arrival, a girl.  I couldn’t be happier, having witnessed the ribald male behavior of our first.  But the newborn routine is 3 years past.  Bottles, diapers, burping, monitoring every move represents a script … Continue reading

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On Naming Your Child(ren).

A child’s name is a lifetime blueprint.  Ten cuidado.  Really.  As preliminary evidence, those who don’t like their first name often choose their middle name, if available. Do you really want to express, much less remember, 4 syllables?  Of course … Continue reading

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