Category Archives: Baby

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Every mother can attest to the momentousness of one’s first full calendar year as a parent. It’s incredible how a tiny little person can transform our world, adding weight and meaning to holidays and events that might previously have gone underappreciated or even unnoticed. So many firsts! So much that is new! With milestones and… Continue Reading

Charleston Michael: Twelve Months

Charleston Michael: Twelve Months

Happy birthday, my sweet Charleston! I’m not sure how it’s even possible—I’m pretty sure that God has been doing some tricks with the space-time continuum—but somehow we have arrived at the one-year anniversary of the day that you were born. In the past twelve months you have grown from a tiny, sleepy little newborn into… Continue Reading

Charleston Michael: Eleven Months

Charleston Michael: Eleven Months

This is it, buddy. We’re in the final stretch of these monthly updates: in just one month you will be a whole year old! Where has the time gone? This month hasn’t seen too many developmental changes, but you are certainly settling more into your personality, preferences, and daily rhythms. And we’ve had plenty of… Continue Reading

The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby’s First Year // Book Review

The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby’s First Year // Book Review

The first year of a baby’s life is brimming with challenges, changes, and critical choices. As we moms navigate this foreign territory of parenthood, we encounter one decision after another regarding our approach to various aspects of infant care. We’re fortunate to have an abundance of books and resources to guide our decisions, but what… Continue Reading

Charleston Michael // Eight Months

Charleston Michael // Eight Months

What a momentous month this has been, Charlie! It definitely feels different than all the last. Throughout your first seven months, your development was slow and steady; each time I sat down to write another monthly update I would reflect on how quickly time was passing, in awe of how you had somehow managed to… Continue Reading

In the Spotlight: Family-Friendly Apps I’m Loving Right Now

In the Spotlight: Family-Friendly Apps I’m Loving Right Now

I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I married a computer programmer: I foresaw a lifetime of consistent paychecks (it’s a pretty stable field), reliable tech support, and the occasional dinner conversation that would go completely over my head. Seven years into marriage, my predictions have proven accurate on all fronts.… Continue Reading