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
I love new beginnings. In fact, I love them so much, I tend to build them into my life regularly. Something about the chance to start fresh is inspiring. Like a blank canvas waiting to be infused with color. This year, in 2020, I want to get just a little bit better at seeing the … Continue reading Happy New Decade!