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Discussing Our Differences

Discussing Our Differences with Kids

Kids say the darndest things. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s a curse word (oh, that’s just my kid? Never mind . . . ), sometimes it’s accidentally offensive. But what do you do when it’s REALLY offensive? What if it’s racist? Let’s back-up a second. My kids will have infinitely more privilege than me. I’m talking […]

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Pregnancy & The Scale

“I’m not gonna look at the scale.” “I just don’t even care anymore. I’m growing a human being! It’s fine. I’m fine.” “Maybe I didn’t gain anything these past few weeks!” This is what my brain sounds like on the drive to my prenatal appointments. Yeah, so, I’m on my third pregnancy and I wish […]

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The Joy of Sisterhood!

In honor of Sisters’ Day this year, I have the pleasure of writing about the glory that is sisterhood. I like to consider myself an expert in this arena as I myself am one of four girls, my mom is one of four sisters (and a brother), and Rob and I have four daughters between […]

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Parenting a Child with a Stronger Personality than Your Own

My daughter graduated pre-k in May. She is five-years-old and is best described as a firecracker. It seems every day is the Fourth of July with her. You can guarantee there will be sparks a flyin’ when she is around. The teacher gave each graduate a personality award, and my daughter was awarded, “Most dramatic […]

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“Who Does He Look Like?”

“Who does he look like?” asks the cashier as she scans my groceries and my almost-two-year-old son waves at her from the shopping cart. “Who does he look like?” ask the other parents as our children chase each other around the park. “Who does he look like?” asks a friend I haven’t seen in a […]

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