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.

Life Lately

Oof! <—— That was the sound of me falling off the Internet. And to be honest, it hurt my ego a bit as I’d just…

Create a Birthing Necklace

There’s so much lost when we no longer pass wisdom from one generation to the next. When we no longer gather in community to support…

My Pregnancy Reading List

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I did was order a secondhand copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting.…

Around the Mama ‘Hood: 001

By the time you read this post (is it cheating on The 100 Day Project to schedule this post in advance? I didn’t know how…

The Next #MyDayOfParenting: April 17

When I posted the idea for #MyDayOfParenting, I really wasn’t sure if it would just be me oversharing on my Instagram Stories. So when over…

Being a Good Enough Mama

“In the 1950s and 1960s, British paediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott developed his concepts of ‘holding’ and ‘the good-enough mother’ which apply just as much…