Archive for tag 'parenting'

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Six Things We Did that Parents are Not Supposed to Do

Mr. Dolphin and I are far from perfect parents. Lion and Panda are constantly teaching us how flexible and adaptable we have to be as parents and how much growing we have to do. We will never be perfect parents, but we do the best we can. We read parenting books and blogs, seek advice […]

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Kids

A few of my friends are starting to have their first and second kids, and I always getting asked about what things I wish I knew beforehand. I’m not an expert by any means, but I guess 3 kids in I am least giving off the vibe that I have some of it together. I […]

Back to Basics

When I first introduced myself to this website, I mentioned my hands off parenting approach. It could be called lazy parenting, 80’s parenting, or just simply back to basics. In the past two and half years, I’ve realized that I tend to over think and complicate things, planning too much and thinking too big. The most […]

Just like that, one day, we're now coloring inside the lines

This I Know For Sure: Parenting Edition

Baby C is a few months past her 3rd birthday, and recently, I found myself typing a post on the Hellobee boards about encouraging independence. While visiting a friend, I noticed her son, just a month younger than Baby C, going to the bathroom all by himself. My kid, while potty trained, has always required […]

How I hope to raise an actively anti-racist son

My son was born the same day Michael Brown was killed. The irony of giving birth to a white male who will likely never have to wonder if his color is a reason he is being treated unfairly, or, yes, even killed, is not lost on me. My heart is heavy. I believe many other parents […]


The Hardest Years: Pyschosocial Development

I’ve mentioned before that Mr. Milk and I chose one book as a focal point for our next few years of parenting – No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury – and it reminds me that even though my tiny human might act like an insane tyrant, he’s just that – a tiny human who is […]

My Struggle to Follow My Own Good Advice

Parenting is hard. We have very little, if any, control over when our kids throw tantrums, get sick, blow out their diapers, or decide they hate the food they happily ate without complaint the day before. But there are some things we can do to make parenting easier, and I’ve pulled together my top 5 tips […]

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