cooking / family / food / kids / parenting / progressive parenting / Zen

Finding the Zen: Messy Pancakes

The recent chilly, week-long school holiday prompted my 9 year old son to ask, “Mom? Can we make Messy Pancakes again?” They are his longstanding favorite breakfast food, based on a recipe I discovered years ago and tweaked into one that has become fully our own family tradition- including the name. I grew up on … Continue reading

activism / current events / equality / holidays / homophobia / language / LGBT / progressive parenting

November 9th: International Gay Red Shirt Day

Do you use the word “gay” when you mean, “stupid” “boring” “ugly”? Why? Careless adoption of  this derogatory slang term has become a widely accepted common practice across the world and it’s time we pull it apart and take it for what it is. Mean.It’s telling an entire group of people that they, themselves are “stupid” … Continue reading

attachment parenting / babywearing / breastfeeding / CIO / food / progressive parenting

Paleo Parenting: Trusting Your Guts

This morning, Chelsea (who moderates the community page on Facebook with me) announced she is “going Paleo”. It’s something I’ve become interested in lately, having seen it pop up in the profiles of some of my twitterfriends (Hi, Brian!) and in a few discussions among (real-life) friends, (Hi, Jess!) too. Now that it’s made its … Continue reading

birth / midwives / natural birth / parenting / patpatforever / pregnancy / progressive parenting

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning: A Progressive Perspective On Birthing

Well… where IS the beginning? For me, both the blog and the parenting start with giving birth; something I am set to do any day, hour, even minute from now. (And if it’s not TMI right off the bat, I’m 40 weeks as of today, I’ve been 4cm dilated for a week and 3 since … Continue reading