Part of an occasional series in which our author looks back over the past weeks and months and wonders just where in the name of god the past weeks and months have gone.
Let me get one thing quite clear from the outset here: this is not a confession. Have you noticed that about parenting-related blogs and op-eds? Everything’s a mea culpa these days. In the past few weeks, I’ve seen parents “confessing” to … Continue reading
It’s been five whole months since Scarlett arrived in the world and, to acknowledge a very well-worn cliché, that time really has passed in the blink of an eye. While it’s gone quickly, we’ve also seen some really huge changes in that time; and as I know we have readers with new babies and a couple on the way, now is a good time to reflect on all the things that are already distant memories and the things that are getting so much better all the time.
Remember that post where I talked about what the first two weeks were like in all their sleep-deprived, anxiety-inducing glory? We barely do. Now that we’ve made it to eleven weeks, almost all the way through the fourth trimester and out of newborn-hood, we’ve entered a completely different world, with new challenges but a whole bunch of new rewards. How does the third month compare?
You’ve undoubtedly heard it said ten times or more: parenthood is a life-changing experience; once you pass through that portal you will never be the same again; just going to have to be a different man. But what do those … Continue reading
If you own a pedometer, wear a sleep-tracking device, told a website what you ate for breakfast this morning or run a fitness app on your phone, you may already be familiar with the concept of the “quantified self” – … Continue reading