On November 11, 2014, one year ago today, the world lost someone it barely had time to know: Eddie. He was just 18 months old. I started writing this post in February. I normally spend about 15 or 20 minutes writing these but this one has been an exception. I’ve been friends with Eddie’s parents
I don’t remember how old I was when people stopped reading to me at my bedtime. These days I get read to most nights. At some point, the girls’ bedtime went from us reading to them to them reading to us. I find the whole thing fascinating. Both girls have always enjoyed books. We went
Today Chloe turns 6. Hard to believe another year has passed. Last year I wrote about how Chloe had essentially started to come out of her shell. I think its safe to say that she obliterated that shell this year. “Mommy, what do I need to do, right now, to make sure I don’t have a
I think there is a conspiracy against all parents amongst medical professionals. Their answer to every question, without fail, is “Yeah…. They all do that…” I actually find it kind of amusing. They all always start with the word “Yeah”, have the same amount of pause, and finish out the phrase with those same four words.
The days after Baby J was born were absolutely surreal. I found myself out and about in Beverly, MA for food, as the room service was pretty horrible. I felt myself feeling like I was walking on air. I was wondering why there wasn’t a parade happening in our honor. How come everyone isn’t high
Today Julianna turned 7. Less than 48 hours ago, I was living vicariously through my friend Corey as he was literally hours away from going to the hospital with his wife to meet their 1st child. I found myself easily reliving the emotions associated with the anticipation of the “about to meet my kid” situation.
Matt here. This one is interesting. Here is the 1st post from Corey Jackson. Corey and I have been friends for a very long time, starting in high school through being roommates during and after college. He was the best man at my wedding. He just wrote this and I wanted to publish it before
In the summer of 2003, I served as the counselor for my camp’s annual CIT trip. Typically, my camp (plus two others) took a pilgrimage to Israel. That year, we went to Maine—not quite the same thing. Instead of climbing Masada, we climbed ropes. Instead of floating in the Dead Sea, we floated down the
It was 10 p.m. on a Tuesday, and we were driving around town. For some people, that sounds like a regular night. For a new parent, it sounds like a loooong night. When you have a baby, 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. essentially become one another. Now, at 10 p.m., you wonder why you’re still
If you happen to go back and read the very first post on this blog, you’ll see that one of my goals in starting it was to have other dads write as well. My experiences as a parent are obviously incredibly interesting but I always thought it would be fun to have more of a