I Want to See Who He Is

The night that the grand jury announced their decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson was a night I put T1 to bed with red-rimmed eyes. In the weeks since the shooting I’ve tried to read the articles and blog posts from black Americans detailing their experiences in America¬†and I’ve tried to face down […]

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Diversity in Our Picturebooks

When Christmas shopping begins I try really hard to stick to the “Something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read” precept that a reader introduced me to a few years ago. When I started to consider what books to get for the kids, I realized that I wanted to use […]

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The Line Between Embracing Mediocrity and Accepting Reality

What if we bowed out of the parenting rat race and found a way to accept that our children are going to lead wonderfully average lives? They won’t end up in jail, but they also probably won’t end up with a Wikipedia page either.¬† The “rat race” in this context is defined as the modern […]

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The Loneliness in Motherhood

There are weeks where I go for long stretches of time without seeing anyone except my children, husband, trainer at the gym, and the preschool/daycare staff. On Monday morning I tell myself that this is what I want (so much to do and look at all that time I have to be productive!), but by […]

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Like, Aren’t We A Bit Early For This Milestone?

If I asked T1 to title this post, that might be how he would write it out. Last week my four-year-old came home from preschool sounding about a decade older than he really is, introducing every other sentence with “like.” We saw this a few months ago with even. “Even I had a nightmare last […]

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