Partnership: A Solution for Perfectionism

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By Renee Bond Kicky’s last round of immunizations happened on a day when Jeff was the one taking care of her. Before that, I had taken on that chore because Jeff does not like watching anyone get ...continue reading

Baby Has Enough Clothes. Where’s My Cute Outfit?

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By Renee Bond Last night I boxed up another batch of Kicky’s clothes because she moved up a size. Dealing with her stacks of little outfits always gives me mixed feelings. I have a lot of good ...continue reading

I Never Thought I’d Be Doing This

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  By Renee Bond You know how, when you were little and your mom did something that made you so mad, you would say, “When I’m grown up, I won’t treat my kids like you do,” and your mom ...continue reading

Baby Mysteries: An Ongoing List

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By Renee Bond As I care for my Kicky, every day I come across questions that I just can’t answer about the things she does. Mostly, I wonder about the things that I find frustrating, but there are ...continue reading

Precious, Precious Time

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By Renee Bond About a month after Kicky was born, I was watching her and my husband happily staring at each other like just being together was the best thing in the world, and I wasn’t quite sure ...continue reading

The Baby Can’t Come Now!

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By Renee Bond Six weeks before my due date I lay in a hospital bed listening to my doctor tell me that even though 40 hours of testing had proven that everything else in my pregnancy was normal, my ...continue reading