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 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
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
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?