Last winter I attended a non-profit fundraiser sans-Chandler because he was on his way back from a ski trip. I was standing outside waiting for valet to bring my car to me. I was leaving kind of early to relieve the babysitter, and only one other person was outside — a noticeably wealthy woman about … More We Have to Stop Telling Women They Aren’t Good Enough
January 1, 2020, was Chandler’s and my 10th wedding anniversary, and we have now been together 14.5 years. We met when I was in 8th grade and Chandler was in 7th grade. He was my first boyfriend — although I was NOT his first girlfriend, ha! I dumped him during the summer between middle school … More Our Story: The Hardest Year of Our Marriage
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
If you’re in your 30s or older, you’ve probably been told over and over and over how much different women are from men. This was largely perpetuated by the famous book, “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex.” The book was written by John Gray, ph.D. … More But… Aren’t Women and Men Wired Differently?
I went into motherhood with no expectations for myself as it related to breastfeeding and/or pumping. I decided I’d give it a try, but if it didn’t work for me or for Brecken, that would be that. First of all, I don’t think we do a good job of prepping women for what this is … More Our Story: My Breastfeeding Journey
Chandler and were together 12.5 years before we brought another human being into the world. That means we had 12.5 years of being a family of two… plus a Roma-dog. ❤ Of course we fought sometimes and had rough patches but, for the most part, we were SO good at being a family of two. … More Why Your Children Can’t Be Your Only Focus
A friend sent me this article, saying it “might be a useful reference for your blog… but beware, it is enraging.” She was right on both accounts. Even though I knew what I was getting into, thanks to her preface, this article still blew me away. In particular, the fact that many couples who were interviewed … More The Current Status on Gender Norms