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Ten Minutes of Terrible

It usually starts with

“I wish I was dead.  That’s the only way I’m going to get a break.”


“I cannot do this.  I don’t want to do this.   648 more words

Biking Montreal: Evolution of a Risk-Adverse Mother

I enjoyed bike-riding in Madison where the streets were wide and the traffic in my neighborhood was sparse.  Riding my bike in Montreal, a compact city of four million, terrified me.   999 more words


Parallelogram: Picking a Preschool |

Both our eldest children have been in preschool for exactly eight days but our path to preschool is very different.  Presenting this week’s PolarRico Parallelogram from me (Polar) and my friend Laura (Rico): 8 more words


Putting My Stay-At-Home Dad Skills to the Test

Remember how I recently wrote about how my wife is leaving us? Well, she left hours before most people wake up to start their day and by the time you’re reading this, she should be in Boston. 412 more words



When Arlo was three-and-a-half he fell off his bike after school one day, badly skinning his knee and shoulder.  Healthy since birth and coordinated since his first step, this is the most serious injury he has ever endured.   322 more words

Confessions of a SAHM

Disclaimer: I did not write this today. I actually wrote it one year ago! Don’t feel obligated to call and wish me well today…because today is a good (read: calm) day in our home!  416 more words