A boy, born Tuesday afternoon, 9 pounds 13 ounces, 21 inches long, lots of dark hair.
Archive for the 'Parenthood' Category
Our landlords have just one garden hose for the house, and it is certainly long enough to reach everywhere. But we have struggled a lot to manage the Hundred-Foot Hose: it twists and kinks and tangles like crazy, and there is nothing in the far reaches of the lot that we need to [...]
I finally got hold of a copy of Hidden Art, by Edith Schaeffer, which I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. (She recently died.)
I guessed that she would focus on everyday art, as opposed to the High Art that her husband Francis Schaeffer focused on in How Shall We Then Live? [...]
…at one end of the bedroom closet. I was going to make a small table, and move my computer back into the bedroom, but God’s sovereign will, as expressed in the available materials, led me to put it in the closet. I contrived a homemade magnetic lock for the door–a metal pin that [...]
We went from winter to spring in only one week. Almost all of the snow is melted now.
StrongBaby decided to start being two a little early. He has been making huge strides in language and in having opinions of his own.
I’ve been playing with the free Linux beta version of Scrivener. Installing [...]
A while back, I read Managing God’s Money, by Randy Alcorn. It came at a good time, when I was questioning our finances and how much to keep versus how much to give away.
The book is mostly in a question-and-answer format, and is thoroughly based on the Bible.
Alcorn’s first point is that everything is [...]
Some backstory, to start with:
1. I wrote The Serendipitous Sabbatical last year, and one of the things that I was trying to work out then was when MFH could ever-maybe-possibly take a break from working; he’d been at his job for seven stressful years. But then I got pregnant again, so [...]
I’d heard about this from our midwife before, but Rixa has a post about a nearby hospital, in Hudson across the Wisconsin border, no longer allowing vaginal breech births. It was formerly the go-to place for these, especially for homebirth transfers, because none of the other hospitals* in the Twin Cities area allow them–they [...]
Last week I was bemoaning my lack of craft supplies (all given away or used up) when that little inner voice told me to go look in a certain drawer, and there was a big piece of sheet left over from the couch pillows, and it was just the right size to make an overcurtain [...]
A very tiring week, already. Long days, and the furnace was out for a day (luckily a warmer day), and today there was wet, heavy snow to shovel.
On Sunday I noticed that I really need more photons in my life. It was a snowy and gray day. We went to church early, [...]