The quarantine cliché checklist. We all have our own. I have officially become a quarantine cliché when I baked my own sourdough bread from scratch.[Read more…]
Sometimes being present but NOT asking kids questions when emotions are high is the best way to relieve tensions and get your child (or anyone really) to open up about their feelings.[Read more…]
This spring will mark 14 years since Husband and I met and began our geeky love story. We were both studying computer science at the University of Toronto at the time. Sometimes I marvel at all the things that had to happen to bring us together and I’m amazed that it actually came to be. I don’t really believe in fate. I don’t think Husband and I were destined to be together no matter what. I give Husband all of the credit for his bravery and quick thinking that led to our really awkward meeting and subsequent romance. This is the story of how we met.
In 2018 you would think that we’d be past this, but we aren’t. I still hear people say things like “Men are just not cut out to take care of babies” and “Babies just need their moms” when a new dad is struggling. Maybe the father seems a little too aggressive when the baby starts crying. Maybe the father seems to miss a button every time he puts a sleeper on the baby – those sleepers have like a million buttons! Maybe the father seems like he’d rather drink beers with his friends than to spend time with his new child. These fathers don’t need pity and excuses. They don’t need to be dismissed as incapable. What new fathers really need is feminism.
The other day I yelled at my poor husband because he told me he doesn’t care what’s for dinner and I should decide. On the surface that might seem unreasonable. I’m sure that having an 8-month old who still wakes up multiple times per night had something to do with it as well. But what my well-intentioned husband doesn’t understand is that having to be the one to figure out what everyone will eat every day for every meal of the day is exhausting. Every once in a while I suffer from dinner decision fatigue.