Parenting for Adulthood

I was in the office yesterday talking with co-workers who, like me, are traversing the parenting journey, and trying to figure it all out.  Every day brings something different and new. Read more

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Parenting Calls for Being Tough, But Fair

A continuation of the review of the book The Code of the West.

Parenting can at times feel like life on the frontier (although, let’s be honest here, I’ve never lived on the open range).  But, I can imagine a bit of what it may have been like: unknown dangers lurking over the next rise; moments of struggle; moments of intense pride; challenges that require all hands on deck; and times when it is unclear what needs to happen next. Read more

A Soft Place to Fall: Motherhood, Perfection, and Doing it All

“A baby changes everything.”  That is a loaded statement, and one many of us have heard our entire lives.  I remember hearing my mom say that before I was even 10 years old.  Of course, at the time, I had no idea what the implication really was.  I was still playing with dolls, and running around with reckless abandon.

Fast forward 20 years, and I was the one holding the newborn and thinking, “Now what?” Motherhood had changed everything, and then some. Read more