Last night, while figuring out what to do, I saw a post from a friend on facebook to check out the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. First, let me recommend this friend, Kendra Hicks who has a rad blog and is working on the most amazing project in Boston. Check out her website … Continue reading Sparks of Joy
I am reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, and am on Chapter 9 this week. In this chapter, she states, "parents do act hurt when children rebel." And this got me thinking... Specifically, it made me think of a Facebook post I saw a while back that I want to share. It's from a … Continue reading A quick word on civil disobedience
I've been thinking a lot about pronouns these days.... I want to first admit that we haven't been as gender neutral as I want for pronouns in our house. We've pretty much reached the point where we use gendered pronouns for our baby all the time. I am struggling my way through this. And, I … Continue reading Be the lighthouse
Back in the spring, I participated in a group on astrology called Astro Story Club. As part of the group, I learned more about birth charts and took a deep dive into my own. The awesome thing I learned about birth (or natal) charts is that they are not your future or fortune, and they … Continue reading Parenting astrology 101?
My kid had a friend over the other day. Their dynamics are so interesting to me. They fight, a lot. But, they don't want to stop playing together. When they argue, I offer them a break or to play again later. They both always say no and then look at me with confusion. This day, … Continue reading “Well, that makes me feel sad.”
My kid asked me this the other day... "Does Santa really watch you all the time?" I immediately said no. When we first started the idea of Santa, we decided he wouldn't be the creepy version most of us are taught. This includes that Santa doesn't watch you all the time. We tell her that … Continue reading The real Santa lives in Rhode Island
Last spring, I wrote a piece called "Piece of Cake." It was about our turmoil of what our kid ate and eats and the fact that she doesn't eat. I introduced some ideas of how to handle it better and we gave it a try. Over 6 months, I have learned more about food, parenting, … Continue reading Eating that piece of cake