On our recent trip to Cuba my gold standard of parenting became protecting baby J from the sun at all costs. Sure, she might have posed with empty cervesa cans, inhaled second hand cigar smoke and traveled around the country in the back seat of cars (sans carseat) but she wasn’t sun burnt, and that … Continue reading How to [not] travel with a baby.
The term ‘birthday’ has taken on some new undertones for me. Last week we celebrated Juniper’s first birthday. She’s one! A fact that steam rolls me in all sorts of ways, but besides the emotional gut punch of watching my baby grow up into a little person, there was the enormity of remembering what happened … Continue reading Birthdays and Birthing Days
You know when you read something you wrote a long ago (think high school people) and it’s oh-so-cringe worthy? I’ve been having a lot of those moments lately. But I’ve been also having a lot of ‘aha’ moments; little bursts of clarity and perspective, brought to me by my 17 year old (and 21 year … Continue reading Lessons from a 17-year-old
Remember that time I wrote about moving to Paraguay and craft the ill-fitting comparison of my life to Eat, Pray, Love? Probably not unless you’re my one true die-hard-blog-reading-fan (Hi Auntie Susie!). Mostly I was super proud of somehow landing my life in 3 countries that started with the letter P: People’s Republic of China, … Continue reading Paraguay: the first and final chapter
Hello again world of words! I’ve missed picking up my computer to write and my camera to capture but my hands have been busy. Very busy. They’ve been holding, bouncing, wiping and loving our little girl, who is 12 weeks old today. Welcome Juniper Madeleine Wolfenden McIntyre! Yes she has two last names. Yes we’re … Continue reading Introducing Miss J
Do people get sick of seeing pregnancy photos? If so, don’t look! There are more to come. These were taken in Asuncion’s Botannical Garden at approximately 34 weeks pregnant by our friend Justin, who, funny enough, I took pregnancy photos for just a couple of weeks earlier! He and his wife were expecting twins. I … Continue reading And now, Pregnancy Pictures.
I’m pregnant! Or I suppose ‘we’re’ pregnant to be proper but I’m the only one in stretchy pants down here. We’re going to be parents. I’m going to be a mother. And our babe-to-be will be Paraguayan, or as they say here a “Paraguarito/a”! This is probably not news to most of you. I’ve stepped … Continue reading WolfIntyre, Party of Three