Category: Navel Gazing

Image: A redheaded toddler on the lap of his parent, holding a book together

Sick Mama, Sick Baby

We’re feeling a lot better now, but we’ve been sick for about a week – before us it was my partner that was sick, then the rest of us caught it eventually. My goal was to take it as easy as possible – and to encourage my son to do the same. The weather was […]

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The way people treat children

The way people treat children

I’m not alone in how I see children, there are people that inspire me to be better and more thoughtful and more patient – folks like Robin Enzig of Visible Child and Teacher Tom.  Having expectations are developmentally appropriate and fair make things a lot easier.  Boundaries are created and kept and gently supported. Feelings are […]

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One Year of Mama

My baby is one year old. While obviously, this is a significant milestone for him – I’m trying to find a balance between telling my story, and not telling his. The often forgotten part of birthday’s are parents – and I know I never gave my parents much thought when I was growing up and it was […]

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