Posted on April 12th, 2012 by Matt
First things first: Very proudly, happily, and belatedly announcing the arrival of Daphne Helene, born on November 8, 2011 at 4:19pm and 7lb7oz!.
The birth went incredibly well, yet was oddly similar to our first delivery experience despite popular stories of the second time around being easier and/or faster. The we-just-birth-those-babies-after-18-hours-of-active-labor team of [...]
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Posted on March 11th, 2010 by Matt
One of my favorite bloggers, Pamela Jeanne at A Fresh Start, needs your assistance.
Her powerful book, Silent Sorority, is up for a very cool honor. I received this message from PJ and wanted to pass it along to you all:
Your kind support encouraged me to move forward and write Silent Sorority.
I’ve learn today that [...]
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Posted on March 8th, 2010 by Matt
After writing Friday’s post, I hit publish, poured myself a glass of water splashed with grape juice, and then Nola walked from me to the refrigerator in five successive, successful steps. Apparently, I just needed to put her near-misses out into the electronic ether in order to give her the motivation to finally start walking.
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Posted on January 12th, 2010 by Matt
Food is going to be a constant source of consternation.
Actually, allow me to rephrase.
Food is going to be a constant source of nutrition (trying to keep it positive!) even if Nola signs an exclusivity contract with one type of cuisine at a time. For the last month it has been nothing but Cheerios [...]
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Posted on October 26th, 2009 by Matt
On Friday Constance went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a sinus infection, a secondary blow following our flu ills. After a few days of ingesting white pills, suppository-sized mucus-busters and antibiotics, she’s nearly back to 80% of her former self. Which, after two weeks of feeling like shoe mud, is a boon.
That same [...]
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Posted on July 6th, 2009 by Matt
I am fortunate to both really enjoy my job and the people with whom I work (not to mention the good luck of having been granted 12 weeks maternity leave despite being employed there for less than a year before Nola was born). I am looking forward to working again, however please note this [...]
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Posted on April 7th, 2009 by Matt
Yesterday, my sister called just to see how we were doing. She has saved up 100 “Gym bucks” from Gymboree and can’t wait to spend them on Nola/Calvin.
“I’m just about to lose it I’m so excited,” Angie said. “I can’t stop thinking about it. And just so you know, I’m not in the office tomorrow [...]
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Posted on February 16th, 2009 by Matt
Since my arm really hurts - and no, thankfully, it’s not broken - I’m opting to share the email I wrote to my band mates in regards to postponing tonight’s practice instead of writing something all over again. A Valentine’s Day trip to a Michigan B&B proved to be very special for the drummer and [...]
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Posted on December 30th, 2008 by Matt
It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times - it simply was time that passed by in a wrapped and snowy form that felt something like Christmas. My in-laws came to spend the week in our too-small-for-guests condo, and it became apparent quite early in the visit that it [...]
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Posted on September 22nd, 2008 by Matt
Being uncomfortable in your own clothes or your own skin – or some combination of the two – is the mental equivalent of a severe case of chicken pox. You want to claw your eyes out, tear your skin off, writhe on the floor as if in need of exorcism and cry, not from the [...]
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