November 1, 2017 My Dear Aria, You just turned 12 weeks old and my FMLA maternity leave and job protection have officially ended. I am now supposed to be both physically healed and sufficiently bonded with you to leave you with a stranger for 10 to 12 hours a day. And that sounds absolutely horrible. … More A love letter to my 12-week-old daughter
If you’re about to have a baby, putting together a registry can be daunting. How do they expect you to predict what you’ll need when this little pooping, crying bundle of amazingness is still in your womb? My daughter is 12 weeks old and I’m sure my must-have list will grow as she does, but … More My 8 Baby Registry Must-Haves
In this day of modern medicine, our decision to not learn our baby’s sex before she was born left most people a bit befuddled, but for us it added to the spontaneity and story of it all. All we wanted was a healthy baby and if we chose not to find out the sex, we … More Why A Gender-Neutral Nursery Is Rad!
At 38 weeks pregnant, I feel like I am in the home stretch and it’s finally fair to have an opinion about this amazing, humbling, and sometimes gross process of making another human. Pregnancy is no doubt different for everyone, but for me it has been pretty easy. That said, unlike some other women, … More Pregnancy: I promise it’s not that scary
One of the advantages of waiting until later in life to have a baby is that you’ve had longer to find amazing friends who are not only ridiculously generous, but all-round wonderful people. Because Julie and I both work in advertising, our friends asked for a creative brief before concepting our Baby #Betterscott shower. Here’s … More A Baby Shower Worth Bragging About
My wife Julie is the most generous partner I could ask for, but even she outdid herself when we were expecting. So whether you are straight or gay, man or woman, take note of some amazing things my wife did while I was moodier, hungrier and bigger than ever before: Preggy pack o’ snacks: During … More Why every pregnant woman needs a wife
Life has unapologetically thrown us some gut-wrenching curve balls recently, so it felt like an apropos time to share some good news. Julie and I are over-the-moon to announce that we will be expecting a baby this August! That means our life and in turn the SheShe Life blog will have a new and renewed … More SheShe Makes Three!
It’s inauguration day of our 45th President and I am sick to my stomach. My wife and many of my dearest friends are in Washington DC and tomorrow, will march for women, for diversity, for health care, and for me. My coworkers in Chicago are making signs, printing shirts and knitting pink hats preparing to take … More How to march toward hope without leaving your house
When planning our trip to Portugal, Pinterest was my envy-inducing best friend. Like many of you trying to make your itinerary, I not only compared routes and notable sights, but I went down a wonderful rabbit hole that was discovering the award-winning design hotels of Portugal. Once we had narrowed down our must-sees throughout the … More Three design hotels you can’t miss in Portugal
I am someone who doesn’t like to sit still, physically or metaphorically. I thrive when I have a lot of balls in the air and don’t know how I’m going to get it all done. I perform well under pressure and multi-task better than than most. As August came to a close, work was insanely … More How Stresstember saved Thanksgiving