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
Hey Folks! I've had a month filled with beautiful chaos and I've lost my hold on getting posts up. I wanted you to know that I'm sending out love and that I'm still writing. More to come soon. Happy summer!
A couple of months back, I quickly realized that I had never talked with my daughter about pregnancy options. I taught her consent, that not all pregnancies survive, and how pregnancy happens. But I missed this crucial piece. Luckily, kids are brilliant and she brought it up herself. "Mom, when are we going to have … Continue reading Lots of babies
I want to talk about parenting and food, because goodness do I have no idea what I am doing. I am frustrated with myself by the things I say to my daughter: "Finish that or no treat for dessert...finish that or we won't go...eat that or I'll take away this...three more bites...you have to eat...ok … Continue reading Piece of cake
I have been called a (r)evolutionary parent. It's quite the compliment and I'm struggling with embracing it. It's made me think about how we accept love and kindness from others. Whether or not we fully accept gratitude. Recently my family was in town and at dinner we were having a fun time when my dad … Continue reading Giving and receiving love