Comics, love and life

Mama Loves Ember And Ember Loves Mama.

THE BACKSTORY: Nothing quite describes the feeling you get when your child understands for the first time you request for a hug.  Love and appreciation comes so naturally to children, sometimes its hard to believe that there are people who lose that capacity or bury it underneath so much resentment, fear, and hate.  Children have […]

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Slowly Coming Awake.

THE BACKSTORY: Taking Ember into the woods and the more verdant parts of Nature is an eye-opening experience not just for them but for us as well. Getting to see the tress, animals, and the surroundings from their perspective renews everything around us and is one of the most energizing and uplifting aspects of raising […]

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Always Remember To Read The Warning Label.


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Chews Wisely.

THE BACKSTORY: Art is a food that we digest in our head and it inevitably feeds our body whether we’re aware of it or not.  What we read, watch, and listen to can inform us and allow us to attain some momentary transcendence from the mundane, but it can also misinform us, mislead us, and […]

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What A Time To Be A Baby…

THE BACKSTORY: Every day is a sort of new meditation on what the future holds for ourselves, and for Ember’s life.  It’s interesting to me that 3 Reagan babies would bring a baby into the world just as another demagogic, actor patriarch takes hold of the reigns of power. There’s an all too convenient narrative […]

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Variations In Soothing Techniques

THE BACKSTORY: Nowadays, the thumb does nothing for Ember. It can be difficult as a non-breastfeeding parent to get Ember to sleep or back to sleep, they get a lot of comfort from being with their Mama.  But it’s a wonderful bonding experience, and incredibly empowering when you can get a baby to sleep without […]

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Let’s Not Get Too Far Ahead Of Ourselves.

THE BACKSTORY: When raising a baby, every little adjustment and step forward in autonomy feels like a massive weight off your chest, but all too often things happen in a pattern of “two steps forward, one step back.”  Sometimes certain things will get easier but other things will get harder. It’s always a process of […]

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Slowing Down

THE BACKSTORY: I experienced an overwhelming depression after Ember’s birth, feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the responsibility for a human being’s life: an especially vulnerable, small life, that seemed hard for me to understand at the time.  Much of my time during those first four months were spent throwing myself into work and neglecting […]

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