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Like son, like father
Like son, like father

Written by: Josh May 23 2011 Pretty much immediately after her body started producing copious amounts of the stuff, my wife started bugging me about her breast milk. The exchange went something like this: W: Are you going to try it? I think you should try it. I mean, it’s your choice, but aren’t you […]

Public transit
Public transit

Written by: Josh May 18 2011 While out for a walk a couple weeks ago, a middle-aged woman approached the stroller with a smile. “Is there a baby in there?” she asked. Three responses came to mind, in this order: 1. No, and frankly, I don’t appreciate the insinuation, Missy. 2. Yes, but he’s allergic […]

Tummy time
Tummy time

Written by: Josh May 16 2011 I really wish there were a better moniker for this activity, because this ridiculously cute name can be highly misleading for what will surely follow. But the options seem to be somewhat limited by the act itself. Belly time? That’s even worse. The problem is that there’s just not […]

Budget baby
Budget baby

Written by: Josh May 11 2011 At about four months B.C. (Before Child), I told my wife I didn’t want to buy anything new for Baby, except diapers. It’s not so much that I’m exceedingly cheap or viscerally dreaded an outing to Baby Gap, I just couldn’t justify it. We learned a baby is born […]

Thanks for asking
Thanks for asking

Written by: Josh May 09 2011 If you haven’t heard it already, it’s coming. Like red wine, it comes in different varietals, but will surely give you a headache. It happens on innocent afternoon strolls and in the safety of the pediatrician’s waiting room. The words may change but the insinuation is always the same. […]

Two and a half
Two and a half

Written by: Josh May 04 2011 Mommy and I try to get out to dinner at least once a week. You know, to feel normal. To catch a whiff of the still-lingering musk of our former selves. It’s become like driving a ’97 Honda and wondering why it doesn’t smell like new car anymore. Going […]

The tub less traveled
The tub less traveled

Written by: Josh May 02 2011 Maybe I just got off on the wrong foot with bathing. It wasn’t the smoothest of introductions, in all honesty. The nurses in the NIC unit showed us their tried and true method of putting Baby in a contraption resembling something in which one might soak dirty crockery. The […]

Baby talk
Baby talk

Written by: Josh April 27 2011 One of the lesser-known benefits of parenting is the lexical growth and transformation your vocabulary will take on. Here is an old-school matching exercise, filled with words I personally have Rosetta-Stoned in the last few months (answers at the end of the post): 1. Colostrum 2. Bassinet 3. Colic […]

Maintenance plan
Maintenance plan

Written by: Josh April 26 2011 Much like a Camaro or a bonsai tree or even a salt-water aquarium, babies need routine maintenance to promote optimum performance levels. At about four months B.C. (Before Child), I did my share of baby homework on what to expect in the first six months. And while I did […]

The pampered baby
The pampered baby

Written by: Josh April 20 2011 Like most men, I’d venture to say, I had never changed a diaper before I changed my son’s. While the actual procedure is pretty self-explanatory, there are a couple of things you can do to make the process less of a chore and more of an experience. Baby has […]

The gentle art of discrimination
The gentle art of discrimination

Written by: Josh April 18 2011 A lot of people like babies. Me? I could pretty much take or leave them. They’re kind of like that smiley neighbor. Or macaroni salad. It's nice to see them once in a while, but I don’t really think about them when they’re not around. But some people are […]

What's up, docs?
What's up, docs?

Written by: Josh April 13 2011 I just fired our pediatrician. He doesn’t know it yet, but he has been given the fated pink slip of ‘Yeah, I’ll call later to schedule the next appointment.’ Read: axed. Terminated with extreme prejudice, as the sagely sidekick Garth once mused. “Why, God, why?” screams the kneeling whitecoat, […]

Putting the "I" in Daddy
Putting the "I" in Daddy

Written by: Josh April 11 2011 Has this happened to you yet? You’re out with some buddies, maybe a couple beers in, and somebody suggests some food. You with your irregular eating habits are about ready to implode, so you eagerly announce, ‘Oh yeah, Daddy would looove some jalapeno poppers!’ Ooh, you let one slip. […]

Don't fear the reaper
Don't fear the reaper

Written by: Josh April 06 2011 Don’t fear the reaper: Timeless advice passed down from a friend (via Blue Oyster Cult) in Vegas when saddled with the much-maligned 15 or 16 against a dealer face card. You know it could very well cost you ten bucks, but it’s also the right play, for you and […]

Winds of change
Winds of change

Written by: Josh March 31 2011 Everybody knows babies have no control over their bodily functions. It’s science. There’s no sugar-coating it—babies fart, burp, poop, pee and puke at will. Having toiled in the diaper mines now for nearly five months, I’d like to introduce a new lexical use of the word ‘fart.’ Fart can […]