Tempting fate at 33,000 feet: travelling with an infant
Before Freddie was born, I told people I didn't think we'd take him anywhere for at least a year. I've watched friends who have had children basically spend the first months of their kid's life conducting a travelling roadshow, driving from place to place to let other people meet their
Consumer Carnage: praise to the glory and the siren song of the stand-up activity centre
The world of baby products is a world I was almost entirely unfamiliar with before we decided to have a baby. Now I can't escape it. The modern wonder of the internet means the second you search something like "what is a baby" or "wtf am I having a baby"
Frequently asked questions about Matt, specifically, being a dad now
Q: So, uh, how's it going? A: Geez, you're not wasting any time, are you? Couldn't you have started with a more straightforward question? Like, "damn, how about this weather?" or "big plans for the long weekend?" You know, small talk. Let's break the ice a bit. Build up to
The unexpected benefit of tracking your infant's every move
Freddie, getting sleepy after defeating several members of the Sinister Six.The day after Freddie was born, Erin got a text from a coworker who had also just had a kid. "What app are you using?" he asked. This was a hard question to answer, because we had no apps.
I have little useful newborn advice beyond this: split shifts could save your life
Freddie, the cake wanter.Freddie turned three months old this week. We had cake. So far, we've had cake for each of his monthly birthdays. We've had a lot of cake. Don't judge our decision to have this much cake. But anyway, the three-month milestone means we've officially survived the
My baby's best friend is a ceiling fan, and other things I've learned from two months of parenting
The ceiling fan, and its #1 fan.My son Freddie was born on December 15, 2021. Ever since time has moved both very fast and very slow. People ask how it's going — this whole being-a-parent thing — and I still don't really know how to answer. It is very good. It