Alone to Confident: Parenting Outside of the Mainstream

Parenting Outside of the Mainstream

When my oldest child was born, I hid.  I kept secret the fact that we shared a bed, that I breastfed him almost around the clock and that I never, ever accepted his crying as necessary. The message from those around me was clear; Continue reading Alone to Confident: Parenting Outside of the Mainstream

Sunday Prayers: For Those Educating Our Nations Future

Today I pray for those charged with educating our nations future.  Whether it is from home or school, I pray that these individuals are reminded of the importance of their role. That they have the courage to question the expected. Continue reading Sunday Prayers: For Those Educating Our Nations Future

Mister Rogers: Grateful for the Life He Chose to Live.

When Owen was about two and a half we checked a Mister Rogers Neighborhood DVD out of the library. Owen chose it, and I thought it would be nostalgic for me- even if he was bored with it. I was filled Continue reading Mister Rogers: Grateful for the Life He Chose to Live.

Learning To Know You: A Letter To My Son

Dear Owen, Yesterday we went swimming.You, your dad, Sydney and I. You had been asking for all of us to go for days.  You have been taking lessons and are doing so well, and you love being in the water Continue reading Learning To Know You: A Letter To My Son

Posted, Gratefully.

With my commitment to create more joy for myself and my family in 2012, I intend to spend time intentionally reflecting on gratitude.  Starting today. Today I am grateful for superheroes and first bikes. For breakfast in bed and the waters’ Continue reading Posted, Gratefully.