A subway ride in Queens unexpectedly brings a young girl’s beloved stuffed animal into our family. Continue reading The story of Maria
The family that plays together stays together. Good thing we do a lot of playing. Continue reading Family fun
A (mostly) true story from one day in the life of the Hibdon family.
“Right!” Susan said. “The key words here are ‘back in the sixties,’ when Johnson was president, people wore bellbottoms, you made tuna casserole, and smoking was the hip, groovy thing to do. Notice that all of those things are bad ideas.” Continue reading Folly & foolishness
In collaboration with Martin and Ellen | Irwin collapsed between the gnarled black roots of the ancient oak tree. He peered up, up into the green leaves at the golden sun. All around him were enormous trees, their leaves rustling in the chill wind. He analyzed his plight. He was hopelessly lost. Continue reading Irwin Wilburmeier: King of Dingle Hollow National Park
Our move to New York has one overarching theme: it was not just coincidence. Continue reading How we ended up here
And, as usual, we go to the beach. But this time it was on the Google Wallet Express. Continue reading Fiona turns two
Fiona talks, reads, makes messes, cleans up—and is obsessed with finding fish wherever she goes. Continue reading Where are the fish?
Of course residents of the District of Columbia deserve voting representation in Congress—but D.C. doesn’t have to become a state to make that happen. Amend the Constitution instead. Continue reading Amend the Constitution
After four years of marriage, we have learned that what we have in common—which is a lot—is not nearly so important as the love we share. Continue reading A first and fourth anniversary
Fiona talks a lot, tries on clothes, and is given to melodrama. So she’s basically a teenager in a toddler’s body. Continue reading A portrait of the artist as a little baby
Susan’s parents stop by. Continue reading A visit from Grammy & Papa
The big news: we moved to New York City. Continue reading Greetings from New York
It was one of those thankfully rare moments that engrain in the minds of those who experience them the memory of the exact place and time they heard the news.
Susan remembers where she was on September 11, 2001. Continue reading Where we were: Susan
Fiona picks blueberries, eats dirt, learns to share, and discovers she loves water. And our family launches a YouTube channel. Continue reading Fiona discovers her love for water
Susan finds not just one but two teeth in Fiona’s mouth. In other news, Fiona learns how to climb stairs, clean up after herself, and find essential items in the dark. Continue reading And there are teeth!