A few weeks ago I wrote a post called "Boys will be boys?" that you can check out here. It was a story that my five year old daughter told me about how she was treated on the playground by an older boy. It sparked some serious concern by many friends and family. And even … Continue reading Update – Boys will be boys?
I am reading "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. It's a gift to myself, to re-ground in my creativity, to explore what's next for me. I am on chapter three, called "Recovering a Sense of Power." It focuses on anger, synchronicity, and shame. I just finished reading how the universe will gives you gifts and … Continue reading A gift from the universe
My kid watches PBS every morning. This is mostly because we don't have cable and it's the only kids show on in the morning. But, it's also because both we and she love the shows. Sure Daniel Tiger is whiny, and Pinkalicious is a name I didn't know existed, and Thomas is pretty selfish. But … Continue reading Ready, Jet, Go
The baby wakes me at 5:30am most mornings. Today, it was 5:34am, an extra four minutes of overdue rest. After 1st breakfast, (I call it this because it's impossible to not eat again until lunch at noon) we sat down to relax. He was a bit tired and squirmy, so when this happens I turn … Continue reading Every moment
These past four months, I have been stuck in a world of work. Returning from maternity leave, I was brought back to a job that needed more of my attention than I was able to give. But during and before my leave, I had been prioritizing me in order to prioritize my family. I was … Continue reading I can smell the woods
I'm going to tell you a story. "Can I tell you something that happened yesterday?" "Yes." "A boy tried to kill me." "What!?!" "Well first he tried to kiss me, and then he tried to kill me." "What did you do?" "I told him to stop but he didn't listen." "Did you tell anyone else?" "Yes, … Continue reading Boys will be boys?
Bodily autonomy...this has been quite the feat with my 5 year old. I am constantly worried about her body and ensuring that she owns it and others respect it. This seems to be going well. We respect her "no" and help guide her when she encounters others and it's clear she understands how important this … Continue reading Bodily autonomy