How to Teach Your Kids About Acceptance

There was a meme floating around social media a few months ago that said: Give your male kids books about girls.Give your white kids books starring people of color.Give your able-bodied kids books with disabled characters.Don’t think “these books are important for people who need to see themselves represented.” These books are important for all … More How to Teach Your Kids About Acceptance

7 Tips For Sharing the Mental Load of Parenting with Your Partner

The mental load of parenting is insane. And historically, this falls to the mom. Why? Gender norms. That’s why. It’s not that moms are better at it or dads aren’t willing. Those things certainly CAN be true, depending on your situation. But that’s not WHY this is a recurring pattern in our society. As with … More 7 Tips For Sharing the Mental Load of Parenting with Your Partner

It’s Time to Change the Way You Think About Your “Village”

Being a parent is such a hard job. We don’t talk about that nearly enough. Or, if we do mention it, we quickly follow it with “but it’s soooooo worth it” or something of the like. Well, I’m not here for that. In this blog, we’re going to sit in the hardness for a bit … More It’s Time to Change the Way You Think About Your “Village”

Sharing the Parenting Workload: The Modern-day Back-up Parent is NOT a Bystander

When the term “B parent” came to me, which I later changed to “back-up parent” after a friend helped me name this blog, I felt really proud and like I had something unique on my hands. But the truth is, there have been default parents and back-up parents for as long as there have been … More Sharing the Parenting Workload: The Modern-day Back-up Parent is NOT a Bystander