La Leche League Rejects Transgendered Man, So I Resigned

When I began my journey to becoming a La Leche League Leader, if someone had told me I would send my resignation a few short years later, with a flourish over a transgendered man, I would have raised my eyebrows, and laughed.Yet, here I am. ...more
Thank you for speaking out and sharing.  Hopefully as suggested in the comment thread, this will ...more

When The Chicks Come Home To Roost

Coming home after years of being away ... the title a tad deceiving because in this case, my son coming home is NOT a bad thing. Having my oldest come back home to regroup is a smart move right now, and I applaud it. He is 19. He is my adventurous one. My one that was never settled. Never easy to comfort. Never could sit still. Was often sickly and allergic and slightly ADD. He is returning from Seattle where he lived with my boys' dad. I know it is just until he gets a better employment opportunity. Hopefully he will enroll in school....more

Missing my mom

Dear Mom,I can’t believe that tomorrow you will be gone 2 years.  Just for the record I miss you more every day.  I don’t think I took our relationship for granted but I didn’t realize how integral you were in my life.  As time goes on that is more prevalent to me.  I think it’s that Mother to Mother connection.  Even though, so much of me want to be different than you – I do quote you....more

Growing up...

TIME JUST AMAZES me. I feel like I watch my children each day and before my eyes they grow up and I don't always appreciate until moments like today. My peanut boy joined Cub Scouts today. It was a little like deja vu watching him with all his new scout mates. It seem like just yesterday I was taking my oldest to Scouts and my peanut wasn't even born yet. For so long is was just the robot boy and me. Now I'm on to a new stage of the these little guys growing up and...Continue reading......more

Joyful Chaos

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 @motherofnine9 That makes me so happy I could cry. Thank you, Amiga, for your kind words.more

Why It's Good to Ignore Your Kids

Sometimes I ignore my kids. Perhaps ignore is a strong word. It has a negative, slimy feeling to it that doesn't quite express what I'm talking about. Maybe I should use a euphemism here. How does encouraging independent play sound? Good? Okay then I'll carry on....more
My little boy says the same thing!  But when he's left alone to work and concentrate he is ...more

First Love

When you fall in love for the first time you think that you are the only person that has ever felt this way.  Your dreams are filled with thoughts of this person and they occupy your heart in every moment of every hour.  You can't breathe without them and you believe that your life will cease to exist without this person. You don't ever imagine loving someone else. ...more

A Tip Before You Bury Placenta: Call Before You Dig!

My husband is a scientist. He labels everything. He once asked me if we could talk about keeping the refrigerator more organized. He volunteered to make labels. Dairy. Vegetables. Condiments. We had only just moved in together so I bit a hole in my lip and smiled and said "if you'd like to take on that project I will try really hard to put things back." It was never mentioned again. ...more
I am... confused, I guess.  I laughed my way through the post, but why do you plant a placenta? ...more

Are You An Acrobat? You'd Make A Great Mother

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I never connected my stance as "slow ansd steady wins the race" I love thatbecause fast and ...more

A mother's day message for less than perfect, but perfectly good mothers

 In my practice the Monday after Mother’s Day is always the toughest. The mothers who come to therapy are not happy. Their ungrateful children and non supportive husbands, at least by definition today, ignored the day. They would have been thrilled to get half cooked eggs complete with bits of egg shell, cold coffee and burned toast, or a small gift, or a hand written card, or three words on facebook, a phone call, a text, ANYTHING!! But nothing. No acknowledgement....more
Yes. I think what goes around comes around. If we want to be treated fairly ... we should start ...more