A Household Alcoholic Reformation

Image credit: Dennis Wilkinson At the IM household, the alcohol tends to flow freely. Starting back in 2007, when we were both in graduate school, my wife and I began a tradition: every Friday evening, we would unwind after dinner by splitting a bottle of red wine, talking and enjoying each other’s company by candlelight. These evenings would [...] Read more

6-Month Baby Update – A Quick Note on Challenges and Costs

Six months ago our little baby boy was born. In many ways, these have been both the longest and shortest six months of my life. My wife and I have laughed together, cried together, and marveled as we watched him progress from a crying, pooping paperweight to a somewhat-mobile, somewhat-interactive sleep-fighting machine. At six months, he has [...] Read more

Achievement Unlocked: Parenthood

Last week I finally met the boy of my dreams. As I type this, he’s sleeping in my arms. When I first laid eyes on this little guy, I knew that I would live and die for him, moving heaven and earth all the while. A wise man once told me that you don’t fully hit maturity until you become a parent – I now fully understand the weight of his words, [...] Read more

Oh, Baby!

This baby is delicious. OK, time for some news. I must have managed to do something right, because Mrs. IM is pregnant! A few months ago (I’ve been sitting on the news out of a sense of cautious optimism), I came home from work and heard my wife say that one, short, completely life-altering sentence: “I’m pregnant.” Needless to say, my world was [...] Read more