Tag Archives: babies

Spring cleanup, who has time for that?

The boy enjoying his slide in the backyard on an early spring day

I bought my home in Bangor a few years ago, in the late fall. In that first spring before all the snow was even gone I was out raking the esplanade. I felt pride in the fact that my front yard was the first on the street to be raked. By mid April I had the entire yard […]

Spaghetti and babies – like oil and water

What the hell are they putting in these things?

My son Tristan has always been a good eater. From the time he first started with baby-cereal up through fruit smoothies and blended delicacies. I would put food on his little spoon, move it towards his little face, he would open his little mouth and before you knew it, he was done with his little meal. It was quick […]

Do babies and Christmas trees go together?

2010 tree

Call me a Scrooge, a Grinch,  the Burgermeister Meisterburger, whatever you want – but I may not put up a Christmas tree this year. The Christmas tree has been a holiday tradition for years and a staple of my Christmas since my first apartment in college. It has always been my favorite part of decorating. It […]

Your child learning to crawl is creepy

manchild stands

The chatter starts almost directly after the umbilical cord is cut. “He’ll be crawling before you know it” and “he should be walking anytime now”. This of course is not true. There are many months in the beginning where your baby sits perfectly still and simply cries every time it want’s to move (this is known and the lug-around phase). Still something begins to […]