Scrolling through social media I am guaranteed to see a precious picture of a mother breastfeeding her baby with the inevitable hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift mothers are able to give to their children and should be absolutely celebrated as an accomplishment. This is what we are made to do. Before formula if… Continue reading My Breastfeeding Conundrum
To say we are nervous about Michael leaving the protective bubble of our current day care/preschool and entering the big world of elementary in a couple short weeks is an understatement. We want our sparkle boy to be accepted and appreciated for who he is and not bullied into hiding his true identity. This story… Continue reading A Simple Gesture,An Amazing Teacher
All one has to do is pay attention to current media to know suicide is on the rise in our country. For my post on Detroit Moms Blog; 13 Reasons We Should Talk about 13 Reasons Why, I did some research on suicide data with young people. Digging further into the staggering statistics there is… Continue reading Go ahead, judge me.
Often people ask me, "how do you do it" and typically I answer "I don't know". Do I chalk it up to my lists that have lists? Or my crazy organizing and time management skills? How about the fact that I have always been a master at multitasking? Yes, all of these certainly ring true… Continue reading To My Husband On Father’s Day
Two amazing parents I follow on social media have recently shared their child's struggles with finding a place in varying daily childhood activities. Personally, I have been struggling with the same concepts as I prepare for my twins to enter kindergarten this fall. Again and again I see children split into two categories, whether in… Continue reading Why We Need To Stop Separating Boys and Girls
One thing I believe in wholeheartedly is living your life with an attitude of gratitude. Our society, thanks largely in part to social media, has created a culture of dissatisfaction sprinkled with some envy that leaves people wanting more and making choices that are not always wise and best for their current situation. We fail… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude
This past week was Michael's first therapy session. I was so nervous for like two days before it I couldn't stand it. I don't even know why! I guess no one thinks it's quite "normal" to take a 5 year old to therapy and most parents never think they will need to take their young… Continue reading Michael Goes to Therapy
You're like, "yeah, and?" I know I know. And like many of you I have two already. So it's no biggie. But really, it is. At least for me. I have a list of tattoos I want. Nothing big. Just some small meaningful ones. I have been wanting them for years. Years. That's why it's… Continue reading I Got a Tattoo.
I went to bed with my soul hurting last night. Hurt and confused. Raising a gender non-conforming child is perhaps one of the hardest things a parent can deal with. I’ve been through so much in the short 5+ years I’ve been a parent, it never seems to end, this one is up there. I… Continue reading What color is gender?
One of my all-time favorite quotes is from the ever inspiring Dale Hayes in the world of childhood hunger and nutrition. "When students are listening to their hungry stomach they are not listening to their teachers." This resonates. Think about when you get hungry, so hungry that it's all you can think about. Imagine an… Continue reading National School Breakfast Week