Archive for tag 'parenting'


Coping With Overstimulation

I’m often buzzing with nervous energy. Sometimes I think my constant nervousness could shave years off of my life. But the weirdest part is that I don’t really feel stressed, anxious, or scared. I live a relatively calm and peaceful life, so what’s the deal? I now understand that as a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), […]

Protecting The Little’s Privacy

Mr. Cereal and I decided shortly after my daughter LeLe was born that we did not really want to post photos of her on Facebook or Instagram. I felt weird about putting a bunch of photos on the internet that anyone could look at, and Mr. Cereal is extremely private and was pretty adamant that […]

Semi-Attachment Parenting

When I was pregnant with my first child LeLe, Mr. Cereal and I spent a lot of time talking about how we were going to parent and what was important to us as parents. My focus was very much on making sure LeLe felt loved and safe all the time. I didn’t necessarily have that when […]


The Highly Sensitive Parent

Parenting is intense. Everyday is a feast of the senses – the wails and screams, the reek of a dirty diaper, the silkiness of newborn skin, the mosaic of baby food all over your shirt. If you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you might experience these sights, smells and sounds even more vividly. Parenting […]

Working Full Time: How to Maximize Quality Time

I love being a teacher, but getting back into the swing of the school year is hard, y’all. We just recently started back, and I’m finding myself missing summer more and more with each passing day. I think I’ve said this before, but if we lived in a perfect world, I would stay at home with […]

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From the Eyes of a Special Needs Parent

Sharing in other’s perspectives is so important. I came across this moving cartoon from The Telegraph‘s political cartoonist, Bob Moran, which details his journey to fatherhood with his daughter with special needs. I cried and cried (but may be overly sensitive given my own situation) so I caution you from watching this at work! Watch […]

Do We Know Too Much?

A Facebook group of mamas I have the privilege of being in recently had a discussion about plans for pain management during birth. The initial poster – a mama a few weeks out from her due date – was thinking about the impending process of birth, and didn’t really want full on birth stories (we have […]

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