I hope I remember what it meant to be a mom to young kids

I hope I remember what it meant to be a mom to young kids

I'm raising two boys. I won't have the mother-daughter relationship that so many women wish for, and I'm okay with that. I'm a boy mom through and through, and my life doesn't feel less fulfilled because I don't have a daughter. But there will be some things that just won't resonate with my sons, such [...]

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3 things I’ve learned about mothering a baby and a toddler

Welcoming our second child certainly brought a shift in our family dynamic. My almost-three-year old was no longer the only child, and soon realized there was a new kid in town stealing some of mom's and dad's attention. We let our second baby's sex stay a mystery until delivery day, and were over the moon [...]

Guest Post – Ben’s Adventures!

This special guest post, titled For The Educators, was republished with the author's permission from her site, Ben's Adventures. Benjamin Robert Gerlach loved being outside with the sun in his face and the wind in his hair. He was a triplet, brother, son, friend, student and church-goer. He was also a young boy living with [...]

Unpopular opinion: I secretly love gender reveal parties

Unpopular opinion: I secretly love gender reveal parties

In our land of excess and social media attention, baby gender reveals have become a thing. Expecting couples plan a celebration to make an announcement of their baby's sex. Family and friends gather to watch the couple cut into a cake, leaning nervously forward to get a glimpse of either pink or blue. Or they [...]

Shaping Identity

Shaping Identity

I will be the first to tell you that I have no idea what I'm doing as a parent. Sure, I can give you tips about what I do, but parenting as a whole, I don't subscribe to any ideology other than "Raise Good Humans." Now that my oldest is nearing four (how is that [...]