One unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, I walked around downtown, holding hands with my son. He’s four. So his inquisitive mind is always bursting with unrelenting questions and on this day, I had the time and temperament to answer every one. What’s that place? Can we go inside? What’s your favorite dinosaur? How do street lights … Continue reading Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble”
Every morning, I send my husband off to work with a packed lunch and a kiss. While my husband’s at work, I spend my days making block towers, sweeping up Cheerios and continuing the absolute endless cycle of laundry. I wear a frilly apron while I cook and bake, which I love to do. I … Continue reading I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.
I read Tobin's spectacular article, My Son Is a Gifted Program Reject, and I'm OK With That on Scary Mommy and loved it. I found more of Tobin's work on his blog and soon discovered he's not only wicked funny, I also found his perspective on parenting to be refreshing and insightful. From tackling difficult topics to the logistics of … Continue reading 10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.
While scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw a viral post many friends shared. In the post a grey-haired man wearing a grey suit and a smug smile appeared under the headline, “Physician Tells Parents—‘You’re doing it all wrong.’” I see this formula all the time. It’s not always from a physician; it may be … Continue reading Please Stop Telling Us We’re “Doing It All Wrong”.
One day, years from now, the horror of the 2016 presidential election will appear much more horrible to future generations. I believe the years will progress our country into a more inclusive, diverse and enlightened one. I don’t believe history will be kind to Mr. Trump’s candidacy and his legacy will be an ugly blemish … Continue reading I Have to Be Able to Tell My Children I Stood Against Trump.
This post contains affiliate links. Check out my disclosure here. In one of my most popular posts, What You Should Have Put on Your Registry, you may have noticed I didn't list any baby carriers. I love babywearing and think a carrier is actually the one thing that is truly a *must have*. But I couldn't … Continue reading Top 10 Best Baby Carriers (Especially on a budget!)
Daniel, my first born, has always been an inquisitive little guy. He was more interested in babbling and listening to books being read than walking or climbing as a baby. As a toddler, his favorite thing to do was recite letters and numbers on flash cards. Now he's three, about to enter preschool and he'll … Continue reading Maybe My Child is “Gifted”, Maybe Not, Maybe It Doesn’t Matter.