About Us

Before Jacob and I had our little ones, everyone told us, “Oh man.  Your life will change forever,” usually delivered with a smirk of understatement.  But we wondered, how exactly will life change?

You see, we married without the intent of having children.  Both of us led successful careers and then blew our savings on an odyssey of heroic proportions around the world.   But nearly eight years into the marriage, my heart and then Jake’s heart changed.  With a good amount of fear and trembling, we admitted we wanted a baby.  (Actually, we wanted an adorable five-year old, but we begrudgingly acknowledged that those are not made to order.)

So when we wound up pregnant, we got the whole life-change spiel from a lot of well-meaning folks, but sufficient explanation never came until someone summed it up like this:

Becoming a parent will mean higher highs and lower lows.

Of all the theories, all the advice, and all the wisdom passed along, that statement is the one that holds truest.  So this blog is our documentation of those highs and lows since the birth of our first child on May 10, 2010.

10 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Arlene Pellicane July 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Jaime – I love the way you write! Long live Seabass! He is adorable. Our oldest is going into 1st grade TOMORROW! Our next is a 3 year old princess, following by sweet Lucy, 9 months. Lucy’s been blessed with a great head of hair – looked like she’d be electrocuted for the first 6 months. The kids get more and more precious with each passing year, you’re going to love the journey!

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  3. RookieMommy July 21, 2010 at 2:49 am #

    Hi Jaime,

    I don’t want you to publish this post, but wanted to contact you to see if you would allow us to reprint your brilliant ‘I’m not that Mom’ post on our website. We feature a weekly guest blog and your post is perfect for our audience. I realize it’s already had a pretty good airing on WordPress (congratulations!) but we’d love to share it with the wider mommy audience.
    PS, I too loved my Miracle Blanket. It made the first 6 months with my high-needs son almost bearable 😉

    Please contact me if you’re interested in being a guest blogger. Many thanks, Lorraine

  4. The Vegan Mom July 21, 2010 at 6:06 am #

    My advice to you… ENJOY every minute! In ten years you will look back on the birth of your first born, and wonder where the time went……

  5. Tara Dee December 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Hey! I look forward to reading about your journeys as a new mom and so far am liking your style! Congratulations on your baby boy! :]

  6. Kimberly December 13, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    I am the mother of 2 girls, 3 years and 4 months. I love the 4 month old to death, but wish she was 3 as well….

    “Raising a child is the very definition of ambivalence. I am overwhelemed at times by how something can be so awful and so rewarding.” Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

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