It has been many years since I have been able to get on board with Valentine's Day. I just haven't been able to connect, mostly due to the capitalistic side of it. Like many other things, I did some research on Valentine's Day in my younger years. I did this while I worked on my … Continue reading Valentine’s day and my high school newspaper
Today, I feel compelled to write about play. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. There are so many moments that my kid asks me to play and I think of some excuse not to. I tell myself it’s because I have too much to do. Or that her idea of play is confusing, … Continue reading Footloose
I am doing some deep work on myself these days. This includes looking at my parenting and how I am choosing to parent in single moments. To date, I've mostly looked at my overall parenting, my collection of moments - simply meaning looking at what values I want to uplift and teach, what decisions I … Continue reading Some honest parenting
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?