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

Guest Post! Trucks and TROBO the Storytelling Robot

A very good friend of mine, from high school, has formed a company that makes an interactive plush robot named TROBO. TROBO is adorably cute, and they are currently fundraising on Kickstarter for their first production run. You can go now and pre-order your own TROBO ....more

Menu 9/20-9/26

Saturday - Birthday partySunday - Community GroupMonday - Chicken SpaghettiTuesday - Beef EnchiladasWednesday - LeftoversThursday - Rosemary and Thyme SoupFriday - Pizza Night ...more

Little Life Updates.

As she always does, Autumn has sure delivered....more

Travel theme: Strong

{Linking up with Travel theme: Strong} In Amsterdam, my husband and I got a tip about a tasting bar nearby, and we were enchanted by its strong adherence to tradition. The ancient bar was stark–no music, no decorations, no beer or wine, just an entertaining bartender who told hilarious stories and kept the Jenever flowing. (Related: Absinthe in Amsterdam) The strong smell of the tanneries in the Fes medina, Morocco, was formidable ....more


Connor: The baseball playing pirate!...more

Beef Stew and Garden Tomatoes

True facts: 1. One does not need a dutch oven to make a stew. Sheets of tin foil over a roaster pan also work. 2 ....more


It has been one of those weeks....more

Super Good Chili

(Family Features) Football season can only mean one thing – time to grab the best seat in the house, and we’re not talking about at the stadium. In fact, 77 percent of Americans think the best seat in the house is at home in front of an HDTV, according to a recent survey by McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco brand products. Instead of heading to the stadium, keep the tailgate at home and throw a “homegating” party ....more

Textured Art: Cinnamon Painted Apple Craft for Preschoolers

Now that we’ve finished up our numbers theme, we’re jumping head first into the alphabet. And of course, there’s no better place to start than at the beginning! When I was initially planning out our year, I wanted to make sure that our preschool time was challenging enough to keep Nicholas interested and learning but […] The post Textured Art: Cinnamon Painted Apple Craft for Preschoolers appeared first on From ABCs to ACTs ....more

link roundup / 14

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >I played soccer my whole life until I got pregnant, and although I don’t really follow the professionals, I can appreciate this goal ....more