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Toddlerhood is here

22 Jun

My goodness, it’s been a while. Between at-home work, freelance work, fiction-writing, keeping up my personal/professional site, taking care of Mateo and maintaining sanity, I have had so little time for anything else. Mateo is a toddler these days more than a baby, and it’s an adventure. He’s constantly on the move, rapidly adding words to his vocabulary (about seventy at last count!), and generally being an affectionate, high-spirited, joyful little boy.

At the end of the day on Easter -- Mateo was pooped, and Buddy was glad for a chance to smell someone's foot.

Brian recently started working as the creative director at a start-up design and production company, so as you may imagine, he’s been very, very busy. I’m lucky if I see him for more than fifteen minutes in a day. He leaves at eight in the morning and is home after midnight. The good news is that he has access to equipment that can make an even cooler corrugated TARDIS, with print and everything. The bad news is that he doesn’t have time to do this yet. The good news is that means business is pretty good at SMD Concepts. The bad news is that… well, you get the idea.

I take Mateo to Brian’s office about once a week. He loves looking at the giant printer and cutting table. There’s a loft upstairs that I’ve been dreaming about making into my¬†office, at least while no one’s using it.

At Home and at Work

6 Feb
Mateo, smiling, with the contents of Jennifer's purse around him.

This is the kind of thing I'm talking about.

This month, my Publishers Weekly column, Life in Comics, is about the challenges of working at home while also taking care of a one-year-old.