Family

  • Our Covid Birth Story

    Meg Larsen July 22, 2020

    Going Into Labor “What an insane experience.”–These were my husband’s words as we pulled out of Honor Health Shea Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, July 18th, about 60 hours after the birth of our first son, James. It truly was an insane experience in so many ways; insane in terms of both its contextual oddity and personal profundity. 60 hours in the middle of a global pandemic changed our lives forever.…

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  • How (Not) To Install a Carseat

    Meg Larsen May 29, 2020

    A couple of weeks ago, Brad and I faced one of the inevitable rights of passage that all expecting parents must face: the installation of the car seat. I’m not sure whether it was movies, web articles, or popular lore that instilled me with the message that installing car seats is difficult, but regardless of the source, it was a message I had heard many times and had confidently chosen…

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  • Review: Bringing Up Bébé

    Meg Larsen May 10, 2020

    Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman (2012) provides a practical, comprehensive approach to parenting based on French parenting techniques designed to address some of the most common struggles faced by American parents. Part guidebook, part memoir, Druckerman entices readers with a self-deprecating and whimsical tone that encourages rather than intimidates.    Review: I have to begin this review by confessing that this is the only parenting book I have…

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  • Our Covid Virtual Baby Shower

    Meg Larsen May 7, 2020

    Rivers of tissue Flow betwixt cardboard mountains. A toast to you, Baby.  –A Virtual Shower Haiku Pregnancy is a beautifully weird experience regardless of the circumstances of the pregnancy, but being pregnant in the middle of a global pandemic has been a particularly interesting and at times rather odd experience.  I feel extremely lucky that the worst I can say is there have been some frustrating inconveniences such as not…

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