New mama products I still love…

Bringing a baby into your life means bringing lots of extra stuff into your home. Cribs, bassinets, clothes, diaper pails, changing tables, bottles, strollers, car seats, and rocking chairs. But being new parents - especially being a new mama - also means you add to your own collection of personal care products. From hands-free pumping … Continue reading New mama products I still love…

When being pregnant is not what you thought it would be

I have several friends who are pregnant with their second or third kid right now. And, so, it seems that every girls night or play date turns to the question: "Are you going to have more kids?" Inevitably I have to defend my choice not to have more than one kid. Society encourages girls to … Continue reading When being pregnant is not what you thought it would be

When being a mom isn’t what you thought it would be

Motherhood is hard. It's busy. It's exhausting. It's never-ending. It's filled with endless requests for cuddles, snacks, hunts for lost toys, band-aids, butt-wipes, and other relentless ways in which we are asked care for these little lives we brought into the world. And you can't even go to bed when you're tired because you have … Continue reading When being a mom isn’t what you thought it would be

There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Girl Toy’

We recently attended the end-of-year program for Tiny's preschool. The 'graduating' PreK4 classes had a cute little - and blessedly short - graduation presentation near the end during which each child was asked what they wanted to be when they grow up. I was so disheartened to hear when all but one boy said something … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Girl Toy’

What I see about princesses now…

Today’s post doesn’t really have a mantra but, rather, is a little bit of gratitude laced with some snark. Last week I wrote a couple posts about the princess phase and our culture’s beauty standard and I will be continuing that with a few posts about raising strong girls, gendered stereotypes, and the importance of … Continue reading What I see about princesses now…