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
I’m a nerd. If you’ve read any of my previous posts (or you know me), you already know this to be true. For my professional life, I’m a Co-Founder and the CTO of a company called Dunwello (www.dunwello.com). I have been writing software the better part of like a hundred years and working for startups
“Daddy, what’s the situation with death?” Not long ago, I wrote about my Great Aunt Charlotte passing away. That event has inspired all sorts of interesting and reasonably difficult conversations over the last few months with Julianna. For this post, and for the record, Chloe is not particularly interested in these matters yet which is
Of the rest of her life. My wife and I just dropped Julianna off at the bus stop for her first day of camp. If you know me well, you might imagine what a tremendously huge deal that was for me. I’ve been absent from the blog for a while for all the usual reasons.
My Great Aunt Charlotte died today. Great as defined by the family tree. Great as defined by humanity. When is the right time to explain death to your kids? I thought about it for a long time over the last 6-8 months. I’m pretty lucky to have lots of older people in and around my
Today Chloe Turns 5. I feel like I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: what a year. I’ve said it many times on this blog and I’ll continue to do so: My kids are completely different and incredibly similar. Julianna enjoys being the center of attention. She is happy on stage, performing in