Ruby’s Waitressing Dream

My daughter came home from the last day of school with a package of books, crafts and papers. It was the culmination of projects, journals and art from the whole school year, as well as information about the summer and information about the next school year. It was fun to flip through the various pages…

Babies don’t fix anything

Every now and then I hear people talk as though having a baby will somehow fix a part of their life.  Don’t get me wrong, I love babies.  I think there are lots of people who aren’t having babies that should.  Still, it needs to be clear that having a baby, whether it’s by birth…

I forgot

I forgot how tired I felt when at two in the morning I was woken up by a crying baby and a frustrated wife. I forgot how keenly aware I was of the sleep I was losing, the productivity I would be sacrificing and how much my forthcoming decrease in mental alertness would cost me.…