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More Lessons in Vulnerability

So this is what happens when I try to sit down and write in the morning: “_____________________ … Shit. I can’t think. Maybe it will help if I light some candles. Okay. I’m going to do this. Here goes. Open Firefox aaannnd… Facebook! Wait shit, no, not Facebook. Songza. Okay. ‘Downtempo Instrumentals’ sounds good, I hope … Continue reading

30 Days of Gratitude / babywearing / compassion / cooking / parenting / quotes / recipes / teething

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 14

So, I skipped day 13. Not due to superstition, like how hotels don’t call their 13th floors 13th floors (or stranger still, keep a small, unusable space to occupy the space between the 12th & 14th floors) although that’s the feel this is just going to have to keep. I spent hours last night consoling … Continue reading

birth / community / compassion / connectivity / Mother's day / parenting / women

AP Moms Don’t Think We’re Better Than You: We Just Want Our Kids To Be

Yes, yes I am. And so are you. There is a lie going around the internet. It’s perpetuated and exacerbated by social media sites, newspapers, magazines and most scarily, mothers themselves. This damaging and divisive lie is everywhere these days, and is growing like a cancer in our society. The lie is that mothers can be … Continue reading