announcing blueberry

Happy 2015! It’s a new year and {another} new phase for me… pregnant with #3, our highly-anticipated blueberry. My little boy is due at the end of June/beginning of July. I’m 21 weeks now and feeling great! A few thoughts about this pregnancy: [PRO] getting to set up a real “nursery,” finally! [CON] everything I […]

the lost friendship

I’ve learned recently that friendships can’t be forced. It’s been a tough lesson. A few years ago I spotted a potential friendship, and set to work developing it into an amazing bond that would last for years and years. By “work,” I mean investing. I really made this one a priority. I liked this young […]

being challenged

It was only a few weeks ago that our angelic, well-behaved toddler “tested the waters” of defiance by looking at me and saying NO when I asked her to put something away. She stated her point more strongly by tossing the toy on the ground and moving several steps away. I remember the moment clearly […]

not one but two

In our family, we’ve found that the test of a father comes with the second child. When we only had one baby, Gregory was involved, but his responsibilities were limited, while my main job was caring for Sophia. I had warned him this would change when Zoe was born, and we’d have to ‘double up,’ […]

zoe’s arrival

Well, the waiting game finally ended. Gregory and I welcomed our second daughter into the world one month ago, with joyful amazement at the natural process of birth and awe at the new creation G-d placed in our lives. Our baby girl was born on October 18 {15 Heshvan}, and we have named her Zoe […]