…And my midwife makes three

I'll be honest, my motives for seeking out natural childbirth started many years ago and sprang from a very rational fear of gigantic needles. I was scared senseless by the idea of a lightning rod going into my spine, and thought the pain of childbirth had to be preferable.

Step dada-ism — Making a blended family work

I always thought "blended family" sounded more like something off the Jamba Juice menu than a term you'd use to categorize relationships between parents and children, but nonetheless I am both the byproduct of a blended family and do a little family blending of my own.

Parental discretion advised

One thing I never gave much thought about was the censorship I would have to do on my music library when choosing the "shuffle" option because the kids were around. I realized this not too long ago when Cyprus Hill's "Hits from the Bong" came on the stereo while cleaning house with Middle L nearby.