I am often startled by the way family members talk to one another. On one hand it makes sense. Our family members are those we generally feel most comfortable around, and worry about impressing least. They are pretty much stuck with us whether we treat them well or not, we reason. Since we feel guaranteed … Continue reading Are your kids mean to you?
Back when my husband and I were in the midst of fertility treatments- which for us was mainly waiting punctuated by annoying doctor visits-I had several strategies to keep me connected to the hope of motherhood without despairing over the possible alternative. Most of these strategies basically consisted of acting as if I were pregnant. … Continue reading Humans Need Schedules
If you find yourself constantly defending your parenting to others, ask yourself this-why are you so busy trying to convince yourself that what you’re doing is okay? If you aren’t confident in your own parenting, then I generally suggest one of two things. Either way, start by evaluating the parenting choices you are making. Then, … Continue reading Please Stop Justifying
I am not a parent. (Though not by choice.) I am an observer of parents. I am an informal interviewer of parents. I am a teacher, and I partner with parents to grow young minds. I love and appreciate parents. Most likely, if you have found me and are reading this particular post, you ARE … Continue reading Being a Parent