Tag: change

Who is my child, really?

Probably the most important thing I’ve learned so far as a parent is to not worry so much about what my kids are doing. To realize that what I’m mostly doing here is giving them a safe place to unfold— not molding them.

Dear Brand New Mom: It’s OK to eat your words

Dear Brand New Mom, You’re starting to get used to the idea of being a mom, maybe you’ve figured a few things out – things that work for your baby, things that don’t. At a certain point, you’re willing to TRY ANYTHING to accomplish some task (get them to sleep, get errands done, get them to eat, get them to…

Two steps back before they leap

You think I would know by now, after about ten zillion hours logged parenting these three kids. But it still takes me by surprise almost every time. The past five days with my five month old have been rough. She’s been really restless in bed, waking up in the middle of the night chattering, whimpering and rolling around. She’s been fussy during…