I Respectfully Disagree

One of the challenges of parenting that I find simultaneously most draining, most hopeful, and most constant is finding the balance of teaching respect and allowing our daughters to feel and express their emotions. And believe me, there are so many emotions to feel! From learning to share to a project not going a certain … Continue reading I Respectfully Disagree

When Life is a Badger Fight

Look mom - my knee is all scraped because I got in a fight with a badger. I looked at Bea's already scabbed and newly bloodied knee. It did, indeed, look as though she had gotten in a fight with a badger. The source was from biking too fast, taking too many sharp turns, and … Continue reading When Life is a Badger Fight

I’m Not Voting My Values

Bea pulled out Barack Obama's book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters yesterday. As we were reading the story of what makes America great - from the kindness of Jane Addams to the bravery of Jackie Robinson and so many other heroes in between - I got a little teary. In this … Continue reading I’m Not Voting My Values