'Work It' Doesn't Appear To Actually Work

Sitcoms on TV, lately, are divided into two very distinct categories. On one hand, you have shows like 30Rock and Parks and Recreation, which represent a very high-brow, accomplished sense of comedy. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that 30Rock (thankfully returning to regular rotation this month) revolutionalized modern comedy. I mean- think about the last half-decent show you watched with a laugh track....more

The Difference of a Few Years

As see this week on TheNextFamily.com (12/28/2011):It’s hard to believe, after all of the anticipation and waiting, that Christmas has already come and gone.  We’ve had such a busy few months:  new baby in October, her first Thanksgiving in November, and now her first Christmas.  It came and went too fast!  But on Christmas night, after celebrating for two weekends in a row, I sat and reflected on these holidays versus those of the past few years.  It is amazing the difference of a few years….and a baby, apparently....more

Merry Christmakkuhzaa!!

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (12/21/2011):...more

I Could Not Ask for More

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (12/15/2011):I’m finding out that life as we knew it is no more.  Yes, I know that seems like it would be an obvious discovery, but silly me thought that our lives would be as before, with just a tiny addition.  Right?  Wrong....more

If We Blink, We're Going to Miss Something

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (12/7/11):...more

Back to the Hospital

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (11/30/2011):...more

She's Absolutely Perfect!

The first few hours after Harrison was born went by in a blur.  She arrived at 10 PM, on the hour, and by 11 PM  we were back in our room and introducing her to friends and family who had arrived and been in the waiting room.  I was running on adrenaline, to and fro between the room and the waiting room.  We had quite a crowd, but by midnight we were finally starting to say our good-nights and hoping for some rest.  Erikka was resting after her surgery, and they were pumping her full of medications to bring her blood pressures back down to normal while I got to spen...more
congratulations! there's nothing more amazing that the birth of your child! and you are right, ...more

For a Moment, Time Stood Still

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (11/8/2011):So the last time I wrote it was Monday, October 24th, and time had stood still while we waited for four or five days thus far.  Needless to say, I wrote it and put it out there, and sure as hell, things started moving and shaking within hours of my authoring that blog....more

When Man Plans, God Laughs

As seen previously on TheNextFamily.com (around 10/24/2011):We’re getting closer – even closer than we had originally planned.  As you may remember, our sweet baby girl is scheduled to arrive on 11/1/11 via a planned C-section.  Well, we now know that this isn’t going to happen. But that’s about all we DO know at this point.  I’ve always heard people say that “when man plans, God laughs”, and am finding that it seems to be true.  My mother-in-law said that life is what happens when we’re busy making plans; that is NO LIE....more