Baking Bread with Babies

“The smell of bread baking gives a home a palpable aura of care, comfort and security. It enlivens people’s sense of well-being, to which children…

Valuing Respect in Our Parenting

I’d been trying to articulate to Matthew why I often find mom and baby groups uncomfortable, until I realized that it comes down to this:…

I’d been trying to articulate to Matthew why I often find mom and baby groups uncomfortable, until I realized that it comes down to this: I deeply desire to be a respectful parent. One who is supportive of Peter’s current stage of development, both in terms of his abilities and limitations. One who allows him to express himself freely and grow into the person he’s becoming. But so often our culture isn’t respectful of children and their personhood, and this is reflected in many mainstream parenting practices.