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
This is a great podcast and I recommend it for a listen. One of the speakers, Eroc, is a friend and a (r)evolutionary parent. https://content.blubrry.com/the_platform/po_and_pro_3_27.mp3 In this podcast, he is unpacking the complicated components of punishment with two other men. It is three men talking honestly about how they want to step towards the world … Continue reading “If, then” podcast
It was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And, it was finally time to talk in depth about him and the civil rights movement with her as she's finally starting to connect with things that happen in the past. I started by showing her a picture of him and … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Now that we are a family of four, I am realizing two very important things: My love is abundant. It really is possible to love another baby as much as your first, without sacrificing an ounce of what you already give. That no matter how much you prepare, the transition to a larger family is … Continue reading Beautiful chaos – the transition to a family of four