Archive for tag 'parenting'


The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Received

You certainly hear a lot of unsolicited advice when you’re pregnant. The first time I took a walk around the parenting block, I learned to take it all with a grain of salt. To be honest, most of it went in one ear and out the other, and only tidbits of it stuck around for […]


Rejecting Mom Guilt

I went away on a 4 day, 3 night long work trip this past week, the longest one I’ve done yet. One of my coworkers who tagged along has a child close in age to D, and this was her first time away since her daughter was born. She missed her little girl terribly and […]

Swarm: What Were Your Biggest Parenting Challenges at Each Stage to Date?

2 years ago Mrs. Wagon wrote a post about the many parenting challenges the first couple years of your child’s life. Once you’ve conquered one challenge, a new one presents itself. In this Swarm, the Bees share the biggest parenting challenges they’ve encountered to date. Lil Cowboy, 5 years old 15-16 months – Initial transition […]


Gender Neutral Parenting Fail

I like to think of myself as a feminist and a pretty progressive person in general. I try to give my boys lots of options, and have always tried to avoid steering them one way or the other based on their gender. They have a toy kitchen and a dollhouse that they¬†love, even though Mr. […]


“Purposeful” Parenting: Our Approach

A few months in to this parenting gig, I can safely say the I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. And yet, I feel pretty good about how Will is being ‘raised.’ There are a number of approaches to parenting. Some titled quite intentionally (free range parenting, for example) and some that are […]

Superpower Diagnosis: Secretly a Teenager by Six Months Old (Smirks Included)

What’s Your Baby’s Superpower?

I have this theory. I am not sure if I developed it out of necessity, for the sake of humor, or if one night William whispered into my ear as I drifted off while nursing him… BUT! It’s a theory and I shall share it with you. Here it is: Every baby has a superpower. […]

Would You Let Strangers Take a Picture of Your Child?

I’m so curious how people handle these situations. Not that they arise that often, but it has happened to us and I’ve seen it happen to other parents. My husband and I have slightly different reactions to this and so I’m curious, what do you do? When my in-laws were visiting recently, they took us […]

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