"They grow up so fast" An overused piece of parenting advice?

When you have a baby people will give you all sorts of advice from how to make them sleep longer (bedtime routine, rice cereal, stand on your head while patting baby’s tummy…), to how to make them have curly hair (shave their head and rub a raw, juicy tomato on it- that one is no joke, I was told to do that), to what never to forget in your diaper bag. While most of the advice is varied and inconsistent, I have found that the one thing everyone always tells you is, “Enjoy every moment because they grow up so fast!”...more

Eyeball conversations with pregnant chicks

When I see a chickadee walkin’ down the street in all her eight month pregnant glory, glowing like the sun and rubbing her belly expectantly- I feel it is my duty to have a serious “come to Jesus” conversation with her about what she should be doing with her life at that moment (sleeping, sleeping,a nd sleeping). But, that would be rude, inappropriate and frankly, super weird. So instead, I have the conversation with my eyes....more

When you're grown up and a parent you'll understand...

When we are kids, we're told, "One day when you're a parent... you'll understand." Up until About 14 months ago, I would have stood by my thirteen year old opinion and said this was just something that parents say. But now, as I am watching my own baby play on her mat on the floor and I am cautiously scanning every object around her for potential signs of danger while mentally calculating how many minutes of tummy time she has left- I understand my mother in ways I could have never imagined.So for all of those times that......more

10 Reasons Why Moms Can't Call People Back

A friend of mine recently suggested I write my about our newfound inability to communicate via the phone since becoming moms. While she said it in jest- it’s completely true. Since becoming a mom I have become terrible at the phone....more

Lessons from the white privilege quiz

I recently read an article called, "Let's Talk About White Privilege" which looks at the nuances and different results of the quiz "How Privileged Are You?" So, out of curiosity I took the quiz. I'm not naive to the fact that I grew up a very lucky girl....more
Parthenia Queen  Thanks so much for you comment! I definitely agree with you that there are ...more

I Lost a Part of My Breast to Breastfeeding

I believe in breastfeeding. I’ve seen all of the stats. I’ve read all of the research. I know it’s what I’m supposed to do, if I am able. ...more