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Another Day, Another Deadlift

Today Second trip to the new gym. Deadlifts and overhead presses plus walks there and back. Made some decent choices about food – the only irresponsible thing being a trip to Dairy Del in the evening. Grocery shop, dishes, laundry folding, straightening up the house all as a matter of course. Tons of time with […]

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Daycare At Last

My wife went back to work the first of the month. For three weeks we were both working full time jobs and the baby was still spending her days here at home. “It takes a village” is so right: we would not have gotten by if not for many hours of baby sitting provided by […]

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Interviewed for the LA Times

I was interviewed about my experience with Automattic’s awesome parental leave policy for an article in th Los Angeles Times. Ended up not being too important to the article, but it’s still cool to see. Why so few take paid parental leave by Natalie Kitroeff A day after Alex Gustafson’s wife gave birth to their daughter in […]

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Clean Floors

Cleaning never meant much to me. I’ve gotten better at it since living with Ber, because she really appreciates it and that’s enough reason for me to do anything. Mostly I do what she would say is ‘straightening up, not cleaning’ which is more putting things into their proper place and less spraying cleansers or sanitizing […]

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Do These Things Before Having a Baby

Caring for a baby is no walk in the park. In fact, it can be disheartening enough that I wouldn’t say it’d be fun to even try the baby-caring stuff any sooner than you have to. However, some training while you’re still baby-free will come in handy. These are some things worthwhile to your regular […]

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Photos of My Daughter

Over the weekend we got a belated Christmas present. Our daughter, Grace, was born. However, if you follow my inane postings on social media, you’ll notice they’re largely text and only mildly worth seeing. My kingdom for a full night's sleep. #dadlife — Alex J. Gustafson (@alexjgustafson) December 30, 2015 I wrote about this before, […]