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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Chicago Parent Magazine


I wanted to let everyone know that I have recently been accepted as a blogger for Chicago Parent Magazine! I am thrilled to be a part of such a great community of parents. I never thought that I would get this far.

So starting this month, you will be able to see some of my posts over on I will keep blogging here, as well.

Brynlee has been growing so quickly, that I can't even keep up. It's hard for us to tell, because we are around her everyday. I was going through some older pictures of her, and couldn't believe how small she was just a few months ago. Now she looks like a monster!

My wife went back to work December 30th. Luckily, we have great family that can help us with babysitting. They come to our home to watch her, and THEY DON'T CHARGE! How jealous are you, now? We are blessed.

Brit's mom takes Mondays.
I take Tuesdays.
My aunt watches her on Wednesdays.
I have her on Thursdays.
My mom does Fridays.
And then Brit has her on the weekends.

It all works out really well for us. Sometimes my schedule changes so we have to adjust, but it looks like I will be able to keep this setup pretty regularly. We aren't as concerned about how high child care costs are as much as we are about the quality of the care. My aunt spent a LOT of time with me when I was little, so my mom likes to credit her with most of my learning. I am excited for Brynlee to get the same treatment.

My wife surprised me with a fantastic Nikon D5300 (the newest camera they have!) for Christmas. So now I am able to take my photography to a MUCH higher level. Trust me, I have a long way to go, but I have been working on my skills at every chance that I get. (Not as many as I would like. We have a three month old, remember?)

We also bought a new computer, since my laptop that I used to blog from, died. I still have to recover all of the images off of the hard drive, but until then, this new computer is working great. iMac anyone?

I look forward to all of the new adventures that this year should bring! Remember to keep an eye out for me at


  1. Great post and so glad I found you site. It is nice to hear all perspectives on parenting. Your little one is just too cute!

  2. Oh my goodness she's a DOLL! Congrats on your gig for Chicago Parent!
    It's nice to see you at the hop :)
    All my best

  3. It does seem like it was just yesterday that you were counting down the days until she would be here. She is truly adorable! Congrats on getting that opportunity with Chicago Parents Magazine! Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured! xo

  4. Family involvement is extremely important. I became a SAHM because I didn't want to send my child to day care. Congrats on Chicago Parent! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don't forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


    1. April, I totally agree! It's hard to leave your child with a stranger!


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