My Dearest Luna, Happy 4 month Birthday, my little Luna Bear! Today is the very last day of our maternity leave together, and the last day of parental leave I will ever have in my life. Our family is now complete with you and your big sister Aria, but it’s hard to fathom not having … More Love letter to Luna
The boxes my IVF medications arrived in were daunting enough. One filled with ice packs, delivered by a courier straight to my midday meeting downtown. The others bulging with packing materials, instructions, 100s of syringes, alcohol wipes, vaginal suppositories and vials for mixing and shaking. Refrigerate this one, store this one in the dark. It … More IVF Tips for Real Life
They say you have you first baby for you, and the second one to teach your first one how to share—toys, the backseat and of course, love. Being that my wife and I both have brothers we adore, we knew we wanted to give our daughter that same indescribable bond. But now that I’m officially … More Baby #2: Double the trouble, double the fun?
Traveling with infants is ridiculously hard. Yes, even for this LGBT family with two hands-on Moms who in their pre-Mom days both traveled over 50,000 miles a year. We took our first air travel vacay with our 6-month-old daughter to New Orleans. We then went to Vail, Colorado for a ski trip when she was … More 8 Hacks for Traveling with your Itty Bitty
When Aria was still a little blip in my belly, every day I would feel those little feet kick and couldn’t wait to meet her (or him)! I wasn’t scared or nervous for her arrival, I knew babies were hard to break and was already a practiced pro on surviving on minimal sleep. The one … More Breastfeeding: The most intimate and inconvenient relationship of my life
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
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