Tagged: parenting

But what was she wearing???

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. *post includes affiliate links I believe that a lot of the people who are defending abusers don’t actually realize that’s what they are doing. I believe...

One Conversation Isn’t Enough

“Did you wash your hands?” “oh!! No! I forgot” “alright go wash them” 30 seconds later “okay, they are clean” “soap?” “oh! I forgot!!” I have this conversation at least 15 times a day. One conversation about equality, about sexuality, about human rights, it isn’t enough. I have to constantly...

One Conversation Isn’t Enough

“Did you wash your hands?” “oh!! No! I forgot” “alright go wash them” 30 seconds later “okay, they are clean” “soap?” “oh! I forgot!!” I have this conversation at least 15 times a day. One conversation about equality, about sexuality, about human rights, it isn’t enough. I have to constantly...

The Business of Parenting

The Business of Parenting

I worked in an office for a while, where everything is measured, examined, discussed. Every single thing can be evaluated. I feel this creeping into homes. “How can we best manage our home lives for maximum productivity?” It’s easy to turn parenting into a business. Most parenting books and articles...

Choose Joy…Because I Can’t Handle your Sadness

Choose Joy…Because I Can’t Handle your Sadness

Choose joy Choose happy Let go of pain, of sadness, they only hold you back Think positive thoughts What you put out in the universe comes back to you And so on and so on and so on We say it’s okay to be sad….but we don’t mean it.  Sadness,...

Hazelfam Update

Hazelfam Update

Here’s the latest family update Steve is traveling until the end of the month, so my dad flew out for the week to help out.  It was wonderful to have extra hands to hold babies. And also someone who doesn’t yell at me because the banana didn’t have the right...

I was tired so we made a cake

I was tired so we made a cake

Usually my crankiness can be tied to two things, amount of sleep and amount of food.  Yesterday morning I was both tired and hungry.  I was not loving and kind. So I decided to bake a cake.  I love baking.  I love the feeling of accomplishment when I pull something...

Hobbies and Toddlers

Hobbies and Toddlers

Guys, yesterday…was a day….that I had… Children did not nap. One child is teething.  Everyone had tears. There were lots of wonderful, beautiful, happy moments yesterday, but overall, it was not one of our better days. When I feel like I let someone down, I like to shop.  My love...

Playdates.

Playdates.

I hate play dates. They sound wonderful. Hey! Our kids will play and have fun and we can sit and get some adult social time. Hurray! Is that actually how play dates go for people? For starters, small talk is one of my least favorite things.  I am so terrible...

Hush Little Baby is Ridiculous.

Hush Little Baby is Ridiculous.

There is nothing like a 4 year old asking questions to make you feel completely and utterly incompetent. Seriously though. I am so thankful for Google.  I’m quite certain before the invention of Google, parents just made up answers to these questions. Also- I realized, while typing this, that I...