Tag Archives: children

April 18

Parent Life: New School Rules

Teenagers have the unique ability to work a parents’ last nerve! In this post I share how I responded to a case of willful disobedience from mine.

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May 14

Taking The Stage: Supporting Academic Achievement

Good morning, my name is _____________. For my recitation, I have selected… On a damp Saturday morning, I’m on the second row in a school library, anticipation overflowing. As the parent of a child participating in a college preparatory program, my presence was strongly encouraged by the staff. My attendance was never in question, as […]

February 07

30 Day Challenge Day Fourteen: Seven Years Later

30 Day Writing Challenge Day Fourteen: Your Life In Seven Years The topic of today’s writing prompt is one that I contemplate with increasing frequency. From the day I found out I was pregnant, the happiness and well-being of my child have been my priority. At times, motherhood has so engulfed my identity that I […]

December 30

Parent Life: Another One?

I’m quite serious when I say I’m a member of Team No New Kids, but my choice is rarely respected and understood. In today’s vlog I share my frustration with the constant pressure to have more children.    

October 30

‘The Least of These’: How We Deal With Children and What It Says About Us

I admit that I can be very opinionated at times. However my zeal to share my thoughts is tempered by my ability be silent and observe. So when the issue of the treatment of minors comes up I like to listen to what people say about the topic. And each time what I hear makes […]

October 21

Parent Life: Out Of Sync

In the latest installment of Parent Life I discuss my reticence in filling my daughters’ head with the ideas I was given about marriage and motherhood, and how the disparity in what we teach girls and boys as children leads to problems in adulthood:

Parent Life: Staying Humble

In my latest Parent Life video I discuss a word we parents don’t like to use in reference to ourselves: humility.

Not Born To Breed-Part II

It’s been a little over ten years since my daughter was born. During that time I’ve heard a constant question from my friends and family: so when are you going to have another one? The issue of the environment that said child would be coming into is never a concern to those who pressure me […]