We are two lawyers living in Washington D.C., a city filled with lawyers. Earlier this year, we welcomed our first child, a baby girl whom we will call Billable Baby on this blog. After we became Lawyer Mom and Lawyer Dad, we had many questions. Which Bluebook rule dictates the citations on birth announcements? How many J.D.’s does it take to change a diaper? Can we get CLE credit for sleep training? Will we get a bonus smile when we hit our Billable Baby hour threshold at the end of the year? Follow along as we try to navigate the
sleep-deprived torture adventure that is new parenthood.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you give me parenting advice?
You could try to glean what you can from this blog, but–caveat emptor! Our parenting skills rival the legal knowledge of 1Ls who showed up to law school orientation having watched several seasons of Law and Order — that is to say, not a lot.
Q: Can you give me legal advice?
No. Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice.
Q: Why did you start this blog and put your personal lives on the internet?
Objection, compound. (Heh, sorry.) Many people informed us parenthood would be hard (we like hard things), but we had not realized that parenthood is equal parts hilarious and profound. We want to document the mundane and deep moments of Billable Baby’s first few years of life. Plus, there are clearly not enough legal and baby puns out there.
Q: Do I know you in real life?
A special welcome to those of you who know us in real life. Text, call, or message us your thoughts if you are too shy to leave a public comment. As you may already know, this is not meant to be a secret blog!
Okay, we admit this is not a FAQ. You can view our policy here.