On Monday, we’ll feed the beast…

Two weeks of holiday break are slowly coming to an end. It’s safe to say that with two kids under two that were sick for a total of nine days, there was little resting possible. Luckily, we managed to sneak in a quick getaway into nature. Nature always heals the mind and soul. It’s reallyContinue reading “On Monday, we’ll feed the beast…”

I can’t do anything right

The time has come where my two year-old has officially started hating me. My God, it’s intense. It’s almost like I can do nothing right. Putting him to bed has become a struggle lately. Afternoon naps have been swept off the menu entirely. If I try, he just throws a tantrum. Inside, all he wantsContinue reading “I can’t do anything right”

A long and tough week

For the past couple of days, I’ve spent most of my waking hours taking care of a sick family. Luckily, my wife Heike was ‘only’ sick for about 36 hours, during which she could barely move. Our baby daughter Lara was a breeze through all this, she loved lying in bed with mommy all day.Continue reading “A long and tough week”

The fourth wave – the highest of all

I had almost forgotten about the third wave, and the two before it. We were all feeling great, to be honest. This fourth wave, it sort of snuck upon us. We didn’t see it coming, and boom, suddenly it was there, with a force that outweighed all previous waves. Although there certainly are some parallelsContinue reading “The fourth wave – the highest of all”

Disrupted schedules – the new norm?

Finally, it’s Friday – and even better, it’s over. I needed this weekend so bad! I thought I had seen the worst of the ‘after parental-leave storm’ last week. Specifically, a minor revision had to be dealt with and resubmitted (still stuck in ‘submitted to journal’ stage), as well as the usual parade of emailsContinue reading “Disrupted schedules – the new norm?”