Footprints & Tantrums

A chronicle of parenting experience filled with ways to remember, process and decompress these rewarding, yet challenging experiences.

“When I was pregnant with each of my children, everyone wanted to know whether the baby was a boy or a girl, including me and my husband. For some reason, I wanted my first baby to be a girl. I think because it was what I was familiar with, being a girl myself and having grown up with a younger sister. I imagined dressing my daughter in frilly dresses and braiding her hair. My husband was not as excited as I was when we found out the baby was a girl. Perhaps for similar reasons, as he is a boy and grew up with a brother. I wanted to find out the sex of the baby, so we could prepare–not for baby gear, but for envisioning our baby, especially as a first-time parent. We purposely kept all the baby gear (and as many clothes as we could) gender neutral because we intended on having another child and wanted to be able to reuse things.”

This article in its entirety was published by Twin Cities Moms Blog on January 6, 2017 at:



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