Believe it or not, this isn’t even the first time something like this has happened. And trust me, I know that the request comes from a good place in the heart. But I need you to hear me, you are doing more damage than good. And it may be hard to see from a position of privilege, where your family is accepted as the “norm”. But just hear me out on this, okay? I got this in a FB message from an acquaintance on FB. We’ve met a couple of times but aren’t close friends- though we have a few … Continue reading Inclusivity can’t be scheduled. My family isn’t your child’s diversity lesson.
“Black people are a different species…” & Other Things I Heard as a Child I’m still in the process and on a journey of exploring my beliefs regarding privilege, bias, race and inequality in our country. I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading What Did You Hear That Influenced Your Bias?
Who knew that one could get such amazing tips and support for natural disaster preparedness at a breastfeeding support group? I almost didn’t go to the La Leche Meeting today- but so glad I did. The meeting was everything I needed today. Some great tips for storm preparation for the breastfeeding family- like what a WaterBob is, collapsible water storage, solar powered generators that won’t run the AC or fridge- but a little something to charge phones, keep a fan going, make a pot of coffee or heat something up on a George foreman/hot plate. Tips for freezing gallons of … Continue reading Hurricanes, Breastfeeding & The Village
If I had to pinpoint when it started- it would be last Thursday. I took EJ to dance. She was excited to go at first. And we tried a new dance class- a tap and tumble class. She seemed off…and … Continue reading But What Did You Do Right?
Dear Straight People, Look. I know you mean well. I know that this phrase isn’t frequently said maliciously towards us. You probably didn’t even realize how/why it would be offensive. So I’m just going to give you my rationale. Put yourself in our shoes- actually, more like our kid’s. Please stop calling dead beat fathers “sperm donors”. Let me tell you why. In our family, and many same sex families- sperm and egg donors are highly appreciated. Our anonymous sperm donor helped us build our family. He gave us not one, but two kids. In addition to our children, we … Continue reading Your Deadbeat Father Isn’t a Sperm Donor
I totes have no problem nursing whenever wherever. It’s so much easier with #2 than when I was a first time mom. No one has ever come up to me and said anything. I’ve gotten a few looks but I just stare back at them and they usually go away or look away. Today- I took the kids to the splash pad. After about 45 minutes, as usual, B let’s me know he’d like a refill. So I sit on a folded towel and begin to nurse him while EJ is playing. About that time 3 summer camps come to … Continue reading Nursing @ The Splash Pad
What’s the definition of a working mom? Is it black and white? When I went back to work after EJ- I was for sure a working mom. I worked out of the home, in a nice office with windows. … Continue reading The Definition of a Working Mom