So, it’s been an amplified week. Emotions are heavy, energy is tense and many of us are feeling unsure. I wanted to write a post that anyone can relate to regardless of where you’re at politically, just to address some of the negative things that we can all benefit from avoiding right now. Let’s help… Continue reading navigating dark waters
Today, a man working at the construction site on our street stopped me and insisted on giving me two dollars. “For the baby,” he sniffed as he wiped the construction dust off his face. “That’s hard, get yourself something. You got a baby!” Felix and I were just returning from a brisk walk to… Continue reading friday burnout
Throw pillows, a soft blanket, a steaming mug of tea and a well-loved book…is this your idea of Heaven? Reading is such a lovely escape! Here are some tips for the parent who wants to help nurture a love of reading in even the tiniest baby. Prep. I’m talking…before your baby even arrives! Visit a… Continue reading encouraging the little reader
Yesterday was the Women’s March on Washington, along with hundreds of sister marches in cities worldwide. I chose to participate in Buffalo’s ‘No Hate, No Mandate’ sister march, and wanted to share what made this event meaningful for me. We all have our own political leanings and beliefs, and while I believe in respecting others,… Continue reading #whyimarch
I research things obsessively. If I’m buying something, traveling somewhere, starting a new project…I’ll be making lists and reading everything I can find online. When I became pregnant, it was no different. I ransacked the library and read dozens of books on pregnancy and childbirth. I knew everything to expect, and actually I was blessed… Continue reading gentle parenting?
I wanted to share a bit about my son’s sleep journey, in hopes that it can perhaps educate any new parents who read this and also offer a perspective I think is lacking in many books/guides: in the words of my beloved Willie Nelson, phases and stages, circles and cycles. Every baby is unique and… Continue reading sleep when baby sleeps
Mother. The word feels differently for different people. Does it evoke warmth, safety? Is it itchy or uncomfortable? Does it seem rigid and constraining? There are so many types of mothers, so many ways of mothering. We are all so different, so unique in our own realities–but every human ever to exist shares one commonality: … Continue reading collective consciousness