Category Archives: Kids

The Story of Benjamin, Part 1

Back in 1992, things were going great in life. We had gotten married in 1987, bought a house in 1988, gotten ourselves new cars in 1989, and we were well on our way toward achieving our “five year plan” of having a child five years after getting married. I was 28 and my wife was 26. We had gotten pregnant in early May, during a huge, stressful project at my office, where I was working as many as 80 hours in a week. Continue reading

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Dates are precious when you have kids

When you’ve got kids, their welfare drives many decisions. One of those is getting a chance to have a night out with just you and your spouse. Some people are lucky enough to be able to just call a babysitter and go out regularly. Others of us have kids with a litany of medical issues, and can’t just pick a babysitter from a list of the ones that your friends use. (Of course, others simply can’t afford a babysitter.) Continue reading

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