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“I don’t want to go to bed” (+ goodbye old home, hello new home)

Dear j, Here we go again. J’s got the bedtime routine down now. But now that you’re two you are starting the “I don’t want to go to bed” thing. To make matters worse, mama’s weaning you off bedtime nursing. That was how you went

How we bought our first home

Dear Js, Buying a house has been a mystery to me. My parents didn’t let us in on the gritty details, and I hadn’t bought one before. All I knew was it was going to cost a lot of money in this town. And with

j’s first day at preschool

Dear Js, I love how comedians tell stories. I love how they can capture an audience and make them laugh. Here’s an example with Louis C.K. telling a story about his boat disaster with his kids — it’s from Jerry Seinfeld’s new series Comedians in

Fun with germs

Dear Js, It’s been more than a month since I last wrote. It seems like every time I write I have yet another excuse. I bet you’re excited to know what my excuse is this time. It’s not a good one but hey it’s all

Daddy breaks, daddy fixes… sorta (+ how I met your mother)

Dear Js, Maybe I wasn’t cut out to be a dad. I screwed up this week. It was Monday. The sun sets at 5 now. Related – there are increased incidents of depression this time of year. It didn’t help that we just got back