The Story of Malcolm’s Birth

People often say “it all happened so fast” when describing intense situations. In the case of Malcolm’s birth, there is no other way to describe what happened- it was so fast. And it was absolutely nothing like what I had planned. I had planned a quiet and calm, all-natural home…

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Choosing a Baby Name

Our son was originally supposed to be named John. Instead, we named him Malcolm. We picked John because it followed an important naming tradition in Kenny’s family. I loved the tradition because it means our son would be named after my dad. We thought for years we would follow this…

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Part 4 of 5- Decision: Have a Baby

The scariest thing about being a parent, so far, is making choices that will have a permanent and lasting impact on our kid. We’ve never even met him… how are we supposed to make these decisions for him? One of the downsides of our current world is an over abundance…

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Part 2 of 5- Decision: Child Care

The scariest thing about being a parent, so far, is making choices that will have a permanent and lasting impact on our kid. We’ve never even met him… how are we supposed to make these decisions for him? One of the downsides of our current world is an over abundance…

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Part 1 of 5- Decision: Circumcision

The scariest thing about being a parent, so far, is making choices that will have a permanent and lasting impact on our kid. We’ve never even met him… how are we supposed to make these decisions for him? One of the downsides of our current world is an over abundance…

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In Sickness and In Health

While on vacation this summer, Kenny and I were quoting this comedy routine by Daniel Tosh and laughing as we walked through the woods in Scotland. ” ‘If I lost a leg, would you still love me?’ ‘What? No! A leg? Are you serious… like from the knee down? No.…

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