Parenting Is a Forever Job

Parenting the next generation is a forever job. It never ends. Thank goodness I have a Momma who knows that and leads by example!

Juggling Act

As parents we’re asked to juggle: ALL THE THINGS. Are there any balls in the air that we can allow to drop? Or are they all glass?

Pandemic Parenting

UPDATE: Just a quick note to add that things have changed SO much since I posted this blog! My salsa-dancing 20 year-old was placed in curfew in Puerto Rico and we worried that she wasn’t going to get back to the states! Thankfully, she’s made it to California, where her school has closed for the […]

How Pregnancy & Birth Transformed Me

It’s not a new idea: Pregnancy and birth are powerful, transformative experiences. But I believe this power to transform happens every single time you’re preparing to become a parent, whether it’s your first time or your fifth! Each of my pregnancies and births taught me and transformed me anew. The focus is usually on how […]

No “Training” Needed

I read this article from the New York Times and let me first acknowledge all of the really great things the author writes about as a new Momma: the need she has to ask her partner for more help, the attempts she makes to encourage her partner to show up and participate as a new […]

“The Twilight Zone”

The other morning, I startled awake trying to piece together a dream that was incredibly disturbing to me… You see, I was pregnant and in labor. But I wasn’t the only one! My dear friend (and fellow Momma of four, Jen) was also pregnant and in labor at the exact same time. We were both […]

Submarine Parenting

I read this article from the Chicago Tribune, which describes different “parenting styles” used today by parents in the US. Some of these parenting styles are probably familiar to you: tiger, helicopter, and free-range. Older terms for parenting styles included: authoritarian, authoritative and permissive. But there was a parenting style missing in this article and […]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

In which I argue that fulfilling my OWN hierarchical pyramid of needs ala Maslow will allow me to fulfill that of my children.

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks – are they only physical? I don’t think so…

It’s Been A Long Day…

“The days are long, but the years are short.” My Mom used to tell me this when my children were small and I was feeling the challenges of new motherhood. Now, that my baby will be turning 8 (tomorrow!) I’m starting to understand the wisdom of these words…