They quit me. Just like that and it was over. One morning it was a refusal, and then another, and then another. They just kept coming. Uncomfortable, breasts engorged from unexpressed milk, I wasn't sure what to do. "Maybe, it's a phase," I thought, "or maybe it was a strike. I've heard that babies can have … Continue reading Boundaries
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Two of my most read blog pieces were about dealing with food and my kids. See them here and here. Writing is a way for me to put to paper, to the world sometimes, what is going on. And it's a way to show my learning. Both pieces I wrote feel out of date, and … Continue reading Still eating that piece of cake…and learning
I've done some deep diving into how I parent lately and thinking about what I'd want to share with others. One thing keeps popping up for me. Apologies. I wonder how many parents apologize to our kids. Society tells us that we are all knowing. That we are the guides, the teachers, the ones who … Continue reading Bedtime apologies
"Mom, come quick, you have to see this bird. It's so beautiful," she said. I was in the baby's room getting them ready for something. "Can I borrow your phone? I want to take a picture," she asked. I handed over the phone and finished what I was doing quickly to make it over to … Continue reading The robin
"Mommy, you should eat slower so you don't eat so much," she slipped into our dinner conversation. I jumped, without thinking. "We don't tell people how to eat, not how much or what speed or their choices," I sternly responded. I wish I had replied more gently, made it a moment to share why. But … Continue reading Jelly beans
Hey Folks, I'm working on some cool things including building a workshop series, starting coaching, providing doula services, and studying astrology. And I am also writing more. This site will continue to exist as is for this moment in time, with some format and template changes coming in the near future. But starting now, posts … Continue reading Patreon