Did you know there's a type of parent that's called "crunchy?" Crunchy as in "like a hippie," not crunchy as in crispy like a cracker. I only found out about two years ago that "crunchy mama" is an actual term, that it means someone who tries to raise their kid in a natural environment marked … Continue reading I Think I’m A Little Crunchy – Are You?
The more time I spend with my girls, especially my nearly 4yo, the more I figure out how carefully I have to speak to them. If I choose my words well, life is calm, the girls behave, and the day goes as planned. However ... if I say something wrong - maybe I spring a … Continue reading The Art of Reverse Psychology (AKA Getting Your Kids To Do Stuff)
When I became a parent, I didn't think about what kind of parent I would be. I might've been too busy nursing the baby, cleaning up blow-outs, and figuring out some sort of feeding/napping schedule. But mostly I just jumped right in and assumed I'd raise my kids as my parents raised my sister and … Continue reading Will I Ever Let My Kids Roam?
Did your mother ever say to you something like, "Oh, just wait until you have kids - they'll drive you nuts too / keep you up at night / refuse to eat their vegetables / drag mud all over the house that you'll have to clean up. Basically, she was cursing something irritating that you … Continue reading Do You Believe in Parenting Karma?
Valerie at Living Lighter in Atlanta (hi and thanks!) nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award a few weeks ago, and I hope it means I bring sunshine to my little corner of the internet. !! Below I answered her questions, and in turn I nominated several blogs which bring sunshine to my days (and … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award – Answers … and Questions!