Parenting Is a Forever Job

Parenting Is a Forever Job

Image by giselaatje from Pixabay What did you think it was going to be like? Becoming a parent, I mean? When did you realize that there was no turning back – before your baby was put into your arms? Or did the realization that parenting is a forever job sink in...
Juggling Act

Juggling Act

Image by coastventures from Pixabay Maybe you saw this on Instagram recently… It’s about juggling. “Upworthy” posted it and it was a tweet thread written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes about an experience she had. Barnes writes: “One time I was at a Q&A with Nora...
A Mother’s Outrage

A Mother’s Outrage

If you’re a white mother reading the headlines or watching Minneapolis burn and you’re not outraged, ask yourself one question: Why not? On this blog I’ve established that I’m not someone who cries very often: a couple of times a year, perhaps; on the other side of...
Dear Mom & Dad…

Dear Mom & Dad…

Recently, I’ve had some thoughtful conversations with parents of young children under the COVID-19 quarantine and I feel moved to try and capture some of the particular challenges they’re experiencing. My offer is to be a go-between in communicating what they might...
Right Words – Right Time?

Right Words – Right Time?

March 13th was the last time I hugged someone who wasn’t my husband or one of my four children. I’ve had exactly four safe social distancing hangouts with people who don’t live with me. For an “etremeovert” like me (extreme extrovert) these are not happy times, ya’ll....

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