Please Teach Your Kids About Disability

Your children watch and learn from you, every day, every moment. They listen to your words, imitate your actions, follow your cues on how to behave in new situations, and mimic your example on how to interact with people they meet. And they will ...more

Say No to Visitors, New Moms!

Until I had my son, it had never occurred to me that the first days, weeks, and months of being new parents would be sheer hell. I mean it. I don't envy any of you who are currently trying make it through the first two months of parenthood. It's ...more

Breastfeeding Ended My Body War

When I was 13 years old, I saved my money to order TBRS from a catalog. TBRS. Total Body Reshaping System. At 13, I was already sure my body needed to be totally reshaped, starting with my boobs (because I had none). Over the next 10 years, I raged ...more

Did I Lose Myself to Motherhood?

I remember the first time it happened: It was shortly after Theo’s birth and I was still in the hospital. My mother and husband were in the room with me when the nurse came in to do something—maybe weigh him or help bathe him or check his vital ...more

Get Involved This Year!

It is back-to-school time! My sweet little man is going into first grade, and I learned a lot about school involvement during his first year in kindergarten. As a working mom, it is tough to always know what is going on at his school, but I have ...more

10 Things You Need to Stop Saying to Gay Parents

So I have read a few funny posts lately about "if Latinos said the things white people say" and if "Asians said the things white people say." Also, things you shouldn't say to a lesbian or a gay dad, and I decided to add my own list of things you shouldn't say to people. Specifically gay people. Even more specifically gay parents....more
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Your Bag Won't Always Be This Heavy, Mom

My sister Nancy tells the story about a time when her boys were under two years old and, as mothers of young children often do to keep from going insane, she visited a friend. Besides her two sons, Nancy brought along with her a backpack she carried in lieu of a diaper bag. It featured many convenient compartments and was not covered in ducklings or whales as were most diaper bags in the late nineties. ...more
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Family Demographics Are Changing ... and So Are Our Children's Economic Opportunities

We’ve all heard about the growing numbers of breadwinner moms (40 percent of all U.S. households, in case you were wondering), but American families are diversifying in more than one way, and recent studies show that those changes aren’t just affecting our culture: Family structure may have a huge impact on the next generation’s economic opportunities. ...more

Operation Use My Grill

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Share It Saturday – September 20, 2014

Welcome back! I can’t wait to see what you’re sharing with us this week! It’s been a little crazy around here, so I don’t have any featured posts today ....more

The day a helicopter flew over my head

It's funny how small decisions to shake up the daily routine can lead to experiences that might not have happened otherwise. Case in point: I decided to ditch the bike today and instead ended up driving to the office. I know it's completely out of character ....more

When Baby Discover Kitty

This is it. This is the exact moment when Mila looked up and really saw Kiara. Before that, Kiara had spent plenty of time in Mila's presence, but it was obvious that she was looking right through the cat ....more

{Our Fourth Honey Harvest}

Last week we harvested a couple of frames of honey from our hive.Even though this was significantly less than last year's yield due to splitting our hive this summer,we still enjoyed being one with the bees.Our honey this year has citrus notes and is sweeter than any of our other harvests. {Which tasted more like lavender and clover} Hopefully we'll be able to harvest a few more gallons of honey before winter.We'll keep you posted if we have enough to sell online again!Happy weekend, brave ones.You. made ....more

Dear Students: Don’t Ever Ask Me These Questions

This may come as a surprise to you, but not every kid...more

Spoiled Royally: My Night at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

There are a few of you who have been with me from the very beginning of my blog…and you’ll appreciate this the most. ...more

JAG Life: The Military Lifestyle

Okay, I'm back discussing the JAG life. Last time, there was that snooze fest where I talked about what my husband does all day long....more

Friday Fun!

Today's Friday Fun is courtesy of a foreign body stubbornly inserting itself in my heel and refusing to be plucked out. ...more

Who's Got a Bucket List???

I used to have a bucket list. I did. It's not that I've done all of the things on it - far from it, I think I've done four - it's just that, for now,...more