Momma, I See You.

I saw you today. Spit up on your shirt, dark circles under your eyes, and wrinkly pants…I saw as you lifted that baby girl to your chest, patted her back while gently swaying back and forth and humming her favorite song. You were glowing....more

I Hate to Admit it But...

As a parent there are things you never want to have to admit. Personally for me, I never want to admit I was wrong or that I made a mistake. I have to say though the toughest thing for me to admit is I didn’t love my daughter the first time I saw her. No, this isn’t a post about how I loved her from the second she was conceived, or the first time I felt her kick. ...more

17 Things for My Little Man to Know

I am a Mom. First and foremost. Every thought of my day is in some way tied to my son. He and I have been a team since the moment he was born and as I wander through my day I find myself thinking "I need to mention that to Treyson." Inevitably dinner, bath time, and everyday life gets in the way so today I compile the list... ...more

No More Forms!

I'm starting to notice a pattern with myself. One I'm not proud of. And it's relatively new. I haven't always had this problem, but lately, well, I'm having trouble getting things done.Actually, it's just things I'm not really excited about doing. I discriminate. If it's something I WANT to do, that's a whole different story. I'm more than willing to get THOSE things done.It's the other "stuff."...more

The One Question You Must Stop Asking Your Kids

It’s unpopular but fair to say parenting today has become a helicoptering debacle. With tidal wave force, we’ve ushered in a new child-rearing style that probably isn’t doing our kids any favors in the life prep department. We’ve become nearly obsessed with our children’s diets, friends, grades, sports, and activities. And any category in which they are falling short is quickly redirected or remedied by us: their loving, devoted parents. ...more
I'm confused by this article, because when you ask if a child had fun... Isn't it after they've ...more

Can Unschooled Children Go to College?

One of the reader questions submitted was: “Do you worry your kids will want to go to college and wonder why they can’t?” I am going to unpack this question a little bit, because to me it carries some common misconceptions about unschooling. For starters, “unschooling” is admittedly not a great name for what we do. It’s just kind of the best name we have, and I’ve heard other unschoolers bemoan this reality. ...more

The one place you need to visit before having kids...

Paris?  Rome?  The Mall of America?  No, those places will still be there for you when the kids are in college and you have plenty of time to wander around posting way too many pictures on Facebook....more

I'd Be a Better Blogger, But...

I have a love/hate relationship with blogging....more

You're Invited: 10th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day Is June 1

You're all invited to join me for the 10th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day this coming Monday, June 1! All bloggers are welcome, whether you’re part of an LGBTQ family, know one, or just want to support them....more

A Note from the Baseball Bleachers from Your Mom

Hey #6. Watching you from the bleachers, you look like a big kid smacking on Big League Chew wearing your uniform that includes a belt. You never wear a belt. Your face is mostly serious, concentrating on the next play, what you'll do if the ball makes it to you. Then you run and jump, just messing around, and you look like a nine-year-old boy again. ...more