I love my children desperately, but I find that they are stark mirrors of the self. If I have an illusion about myself: the way I talk, the way I speak, the way I stand, the way I treat people – I have to look no further than my children to see if what I think is happening is real.
When my daughter, Naomi, was born. I was very concerned about vaccines. I had gotten all my shots as a child and nothing bad happened to me, but had they changed since I was a kid? Friends encouraged me to “do my own research.” But I was really busy, and I felt like if any of the risk of side effects from vaccines were real that was too much risk for *my* child, and I delayed getting her vaccinated.
Today, my daughter came home from preschool in a huff. She was so angry. “SHE THREW AWAY MY RED STICKER!” … More
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” … More
Last week, I promised to share strategies that I’m using to help me stay sane and find balance between my … More
As a parent and small business owner, I sometimes feel like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in my own life. … More
This summer, I have become keenly aware of the amount of fear, anxiety and paranoia I experience as a parent. … More
I have a four year old daughter. This fall, she will be old enough to go to Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK). … More
A dear friend of mine is having her first baby this year. We collaborate on our shared blog, The 3:30 … More
This is my belly with my baby in it, one week before my first child was born. It was election … More